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Isle of Wight to get high-speed broadband

Mon 28 Feb 2011

Isle of Wight to get high-speed broadband

Tourists on their Isle of Wight holidays will be able to access high-speed broadband during their time on the island in the near future.

Managing director of Natural Enterprise - which aims to support initiatives to keep the island a special place - Graham Biss announced that money has been secured in order to bring the faster connection to the West Wight via an upgraded telephone exchange in Yarmouth.

This means that Isle of Wight areas such as Wellow, Thorley, Ningwood and Fort Victoria and Yarmouth are all set to benefit from the high-speed broadband.

Speaking to the Isle of Wight County Press, Mr Biss said: "Everyone's reliance on the internet is increasing, so to get high-speed broadband is a chance to keep rural areas competitive."

Local firm owner Laurence Mitchell, a Yarmouth Business Association representative, added that the arrival of the high-speed broadband on the Isle of Wight is "essential" in order for island companies not fall behind mainland rivals.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800431072-ADNFCR

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