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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."
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