fibre-broadbandBT is bringing fibre broadband to 90 percent of Cornwall by 2014. Cornwall is using £53.5m of EU funding to help finance the project, while BT is adding a further £78.5m. Under the project half the population in the county will be given up to 100Mbits/sec fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) lines, with 35 percent given up to 40Mbits/sec via the slower fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC). With FTTC copper lines converge at a fibre enabled cabinet situated in close proximity to the premises. Where FTTP or FTTC is not available, the remaining premises (10%) will get their broadband via satellite or wireless. It is reported that the project will benefit tens of thousands of local businesses, create 4,000 new local jobs and protect a further 2,000.

Source: 1st October 2010