Kidsgrove residents can expect to have access to fibre optic broadband by the end of 2016 at the latest, according to information published by Staffordshire County Council. The council has published information which suggests that 97% of the county will have access to high speed internet by 2016.
Staffordshire County Council is working in partnership with Stoke on Trent City Council, BDUK and BT, to bring fibre based broadband to 97% of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent by spring 2016 (roughly 472,000 premises), with 95% of homes and businesses being able to access speeds of 24Mbps or more. For those premises not included in the fibre footprint they are aiming to improve broadband speeds using alternative technologies.
Staffordshire County Council will be investing nearly £8million, which is being match-funded with £7.44million from BDUK and £12.47million from BT.