Superfast broadband boost for East Sussex

Superfast broadband is to be rolled out to 85,000 homes and businesses in East Sussex.

Nine exchanges in the county are being included in the latest phase of BT's £2.5bn superfast broadband programme.

The upgrades are due to be completed by Autumn 2012.

East Sussex County Council said currently only about 3% of the county had access to high-speed broadband, making it one of the poorest served areas in the country.

Councillor Peter Jones, Leader of East Sussex County Council, said: "This is absolutely brilliant news for East Sussex.

"High speed broadband is a top priority for us - it has real benefits for householders, provides businesses with competitive advantage and will give a long-term boost to our economy."

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