Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
8:01am 17th November 2013
8:01am 17th November 2013
It is claimed broadband has created or saved jobs at one in four businesses in Cornwall.
80% of us now have a superfast connection in the Duchy.
60% of companies reckon it's helped them expand.
Nigel Ashcroft is from the Cornwall Development Company: "Where they've got a connection now that will give them a worldwide market and availability to export and do work in a much wide area than just in Cornwall, business are reporting that they're growing and having to take on new people to keep up with that growth.
"Some of them are around tourism based businesses, camper vans etc. Some are in the engineering market where they're now doing business in China, Japan and across the world as well and are able to communicate 24/7 with their customers so they are also expanding their customer base and getting new orders"
Ranulph Scarborough from BT reckons 95 % of us should have it by next year: "It's a tremendous challenge. We'll be rolling out 130,000km of fibre in order to do that but we hope to complete the rollout by the end of 2014 and then continue to focus on helping people get connected.
"Actually Cornwall already is the best connected rural area in Europe in terms of fibre and we haven't even finished yet. So, I know it's difficult for people to be patient but please bear with us we are rolling out as fast as we can."
Share This StoryTweet
PHOTOS: Cornish Mum Takes 'Elf On The Shelf' To New Level
You won't believe what the cheeky chaps have been up to...
UPDATE: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath
She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her
VIDEO: The Children Who Self-Harm And End Up In Hospital
Cornwall News: NSPCC says it is almost 3000 in the south-west in a year
Two brothers who tortured boys in South Yorkshire granted indefinite anonymity
National News: Two brothers who were 10 and 11 when they tortured two young boys in South Yorkshire have been granted lifelong anonymity.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
Controversial director Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin Film Festival jury
Showbiz News: Controversial director Paul Verhoeven has been named as president of the jury at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.
Banana firm Fyffes ripe for £633m Japanese takeover
World News: Fyffes, the Irish-based fruit and vegetable distributor, says it is unanimously recommending a takeover offer for the business from a larger Japanese rival.
Russian Olympic team 'corrupted London Games on unprecedented scale'
Sports News: The Russian Olympic team corrupted the London 2012 Games on an "unprecedented scale", an independent investigation has found.
WATCH: The Nativity Video Everyone Needs In Their Life
Strange News: A video is going viral of a kid taking centre stage with her vocals...