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Barnsley Set For Broadband Boost

Friday April 24 2015

PARTS of Barnsley could experience faster broadband by the end of this year.

The project - dubbed Superfast South Yorkshire - will ensure high speed connectivity for around 98 per cent of the borough's homes.

It's being jointly funded by the government, BT and Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield councils to the tune of £22 million.

The roll out is expected to start later this year and be completed by the end of 2017, but a map has been published by the partnership showing areas near Cudworth and Grimethorpe, Ardsley, Dodworth and Hoyle Mill could see completion by the end of this year.

A spokesman for Barnsley Council said: "The areas identified as 2015 are now in very early planning stages so it’s difficult to be specific as to when these will be ready for customer service, due to the engineering works required to achieve this."

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Reply Posted by frank on Friday April 24 2015 at 11:41
Lets hope it's not a massive flop like 'digital region'

Reply Posted by A H R on Friday April 24 2015 at 12:40
I'd like to know why these company's have different length contracts for line rental and Broadband .

Reply Posted by ANON on Sunday April 26 2015 at 20:34
I wouldn't get too excited, if it's not a big earner for BT they're not interested.. they've done most of thurnscoe and left us because it doesn't make financial sense