Superfast internet access for Selsted

Contributed by editor on Sep 16, 2006 - 12:10 AM


A major milestone will be reached when the communities served by the Selsted, Elmsted and Milstead telephone exchanges are switched o­n to ADSL high-speed broadband internet.

The upgrade of the three exchanges, which has been funded by Kent County Council, will mean that all 127 BT exchanges in Kent will be able to provide broadband services.

The three exchanges supply service to around 603 households and businesses. Elmsted and Selsted, near Canterbury, will be broadband ready o­n 7 December 2006 and Milstead, near Sittingbourne, will be ready o­n 18 January 2007.

The arrival of broadband in these communities means that every home and business in Kent is connected to an ADSL broadband enabled exchange.

Lead Member for IT Richard Parry said: "This is fantastic news for these communities and for Kent as a whole."