Superfast broadband to roll out more across the Staffordshire Moorlands

AROUND 96,000 homes and businesses in Staffordshire are now able to access to superfast broadband.

And the number is about to increase thanks to £1.7 million boost to the joint project launched by Staffordshire County Council and BT three years ago.

The money has come about through savings made in the earlier stages of the multi-pound scheme.

The latest areas to benefit county-wide include Freehay and Oakamoor in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Minister of State for Digital, Matt Hancock, said: “We want as many people as possible to benefit from the nationwide superfast roll-out, and I’m delighted another 1,300 premises have now been added to the Superfast Staffordshire programme.”

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader, said: “Having innovative enterprise in Staffordshire is crucial to our ongoing economic growth, attracting better skilled, better paid jobs.”