PICTURES 1/ Meet the class of 2014 - group photo of apprentices in pole training forest wearing hard hats and high viz jackets; 2/ Getting to know the network: training manager Geoff Thompson, from Preston, gives the new recruits their first glimpse of an underground cable chamber. 3/ pic of Josh McNeil, from Chorley; 4/ Following in their fathers’ footsteps are Joe Fenerty, Jess Duckworth and Adam Shepherd. 5/ Flying the flag for female apprentices are Jess Duckworth and Yasemin Sunbul.
LANCASHIRE APPRENTICES GET UP TO SPEED TO BOOST
FIBRE BROADBAND ROLL-OUT
Young recruits at forefront of Lancashire’s
superfast fibre broadband future;
Chorley youngster is among new apprentices looking forward to
‘learning and earning’
Meet the class of 2014 who are helping to rollout high-speed broadband across Lancashire….
European Regional Development Fund, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackpool
The rapid progress of the Superfast Lancashire project means that more than 350,000 Lancashire homes and businesses - 52 per cent of all premises in the county –
can now get access to high-speed fibre broadband, when BT’s commercial roll-out of fibre broadband is also taken into account.
Engineers have also begun planning and building the next phase of the Superfast Lancashire project – providing a further 21,500 homes and businesses with access to high-speed broadband by the end of March. Once this phase of the rollout is complete, this will take the total number of premises able to access faster broadband as a direct result of the project to more than 39,000, with tens of thousands more premises to follow over the coming year under subsequent phases of the roll out.
In addition to the roll-out of high-speed broadband across the county, a Business
Support Centre has opened as part of Superfast Lancashire and is run by a team of
specialists to advise small and medium-sized businesses across the county how to use the
new technology to enhance their business.
More information is available from: www.superfastlancashire.com
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