Faster broadband going live for Doncaster village

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High-speed fibre broadband is now available to the first homes and businesses in Armthorpe, BT has announced.

More than 6,500 local households and firms are joining the high-speed revolution as engineers complete the local investment in the coming weeks.

Armthorpe follows other locations including Doncaster, Askern, Balby and Rossington where fibre is already available.

By the end of next year more than 39,000 homes and businesses across South Yorkshire will be able to benefit as a result of BT’s £2.5 billion fibre roll-out programme.

John Anderson, BT regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “BT’s fibre network is expanding rapidly across South Yorkshire bringing a boost for local economies wherever it goes.

“Research suggests that within 15 years fibre broadband could bolster the economy of a typical town by £143 million and create 225 new jobs, 140 new start-up businesses and 1,000 more homeworkers. Whatever you’re doing online, you can do it better and faster with fibre.

“It’s great for education, shopping, entertainment, social networking and it also offers huge benefits for businesses and public services.

“The arrival of fibre in Armthorpe can really help firms in these economically challenging times, opening up new ways of working and speeding up vital operations, such as file and data transfers, conferencing and computer back-up, all of which may help cut costs.”