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Superfast Amble is go!

Fibre broadband has arrived in Amble

Super-fast broadband has arrived in Amble, BT announced today. More than 2000 homes and businesses now have access to the high-speed technology – and this figure will increase to around 3,250 as engineers complete the local upgrade in the weeks ahead. You may have noticed the work going on around the town to install new street cabinets and lay the fibre optic cables connecting them to the BT exchange.

Most properties in Amble will be able to get fibre broadband by the end of this year. There are a few that are not economic for BT alone to upgrade, and these will be covered during 2014 in the partnership between BT and Northumberland County Council.

Fibre broadband at home means everyone in the family can do their own thing online, all at the same time, whether it’s downloading music in minutes or watching catch-up TV; downloading HD or 3D movies in the few minutes it takes to make popcorn; or posting photos and videos to social networking sites in seconds.

The benefits are also considerable for businesses, which can do much more in far less time. Firms can speed up file and data transfers, collaborate with colleagues and customers on conference or video calls or swap their hardware and expensive software licenses for files, processing power and software from cloud computing. People can work as effectively from home as they would in an office.

The BT network is open to all service providers, so businesses and residents in Amble can order fibre broadband deals from the internet provider of their choice at a price that suits. It’s important to understand that your connection won’t be upgraded automatically as you’ll need an engineer’s visit to connect you to the high speed service. Contact your service provider or see the full choice on offer to homes and businesses at www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/buy-it-now.

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