Superfast Broadband On Track For Scilly

bt_openreach_vanSome Islanders should be able to surf the web at much greater speed by the end of 2014.

Both BT and the Superfast Cornwall Project have confirmed that plans to reroute an unused undersea cable to Scilly are still on track.

This follows rumours that they’ve encountered problems with one of the proposed underwater lines.

Superfast Cornwall Press Officer Mandy Feldon says the project is “progressing” and is on track.

They expect the first customers to be connected later this year.

Most homes and businesses on the islands will be able to get up to 80 Mbps speeds as standard. That’s a big increase on the 3 or 4 Mbps average currently on offer, with slower speeds further away from the Telegraph exchange.