Faster broadband arrives in Brinscall

Ed Vaizey with pupils from Brinscall St John's Primary School at the launch of super fast broadband in the village

Ed Vaizey with pupils from Brinscall St John's Primary School at the launch of super fast broadband in the village

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Homes and businesses in Brinscall will now have access to super fast broadband.

It is the latest village to be reached by the Superfast Lancashire broadband network and Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, was there to switch on the newest street cabinet on Thursday.

It can deliver super fast broadband to more than 240 homes and businesses.

Ed Vaizey who also toured Brinscall St John’s Primary School, said: “I’m delighted that homes and businesses in Brinscall have today joined the 105,000 other premises in Lancashire that our rollout of superfast broadband has already reached.

“The transformation of the UK’s digital landscape is a key part of the Government’s long-term economic plan and our investment will help deliver faster and more reliable broadband to 97 per cent of Lancashire by the end of this year.”

Superfast Lancashire is the partnership between Lancashire County Council and BT, which is rolling out high speed broadband across the county in a £62.5m project.

Extending the network to Brinscall was a complex engineering task and Openreach, the local network business, had to use a special method called “overblow” to install 13km of the 15km spine to the village. The technique blows the cable through the existing ducting.

Residents can upgrade to fibre broadband via their internet provider.

Superfast Lancashire say they can expect download speeds of up to 80 megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps1.

This allows multiple users in a household to use the internet, download and share large files, upload photographs, and download music, films and television programmes at the same time, and more quickly than before.