Some of Staffordshire’s streets have the fastest broadband connections in the country, according to a new report.
The survey by uSwitch.com found that Sandy Lane, Cannock, had the fastest connection speed in the country with an average of 72.86Mbps over the last six months.
Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said the news was proof that the Superfast Staffordshire partnership, comprising the local authority and BT, was delivering better broadband for the county.
Philip Atkins said: “More than 30,000 homes and businesses in Staffordshire are now able to connect to faster fibre broadband and we’re only a third of the way through the project.”
Also listed in the top 30 fastest broadband streets was Longacres, also in Cannock.
Mr Atkins added: “Faster speeds are being rolled out across the county because it’s vital to people and businesses – this is an important to the economy as having good road or rail connections, it will increase opportunities, accessibility and economic growth in Staffordshire.
“We’ve installed more than 170 new ‘cabinets’ in less than a year to upgrade those 30,000 homes and businesses and we’re looking forward to seeing that figure doubled by the end of 2015.”
Superfast Staffordshire is a partnership between Staffordshire County Council, Broadband Delivery UK and BT. Superfast Staffordshire is building on the commercial roll-out to bring fibre-based broadband to 97 per cent of premises by spring 2016.
The partnership is investing more than £27 million (£7.44 million from Staffordshire County Council, £7.44m from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK and £12.47m from BT.