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Cornwall's Internet Blackspots Solved?

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8:01am 4th December 2011

Cornwall gets a taste of a broadband revolution.

Two hundred homes and businesses near Newquay are taking part in a trial of 4G.

Bosses reckon the superfast connection could be a way of solving the Duchy's internet blackspots.

Tamsin Battell says it has already changed her family's life, "Since the digital switchover we've been without TV, so this has been a real godsend to us really, because it means we can download music videos and we can skype, and that's just opened up so many more possibilities to us and made us feel certainly less isolated."

Broadband experts insist Cornwall's internet blackspots are not being forgotten.

Superfast fibreoptics are already being rolled out across ninety percent of the Duchy.

Nigel Ashcroft from Cornwall Development Company says using 4G could be a way of reaching the rest: "This is a really excellent technology. Probably the best one we've seen so far for the last ten percent. It's early days, but we're going to need this type of technology, and this really is exciting to see it working so well."

"Our businesses are crying out for superfast broadband and good connections, and it's absolutely imperative that this has a really positive effect for Cornwall's economy going forward, but we're going to be monitoring that as we roll out."

8:01am 4th December 2011

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