Update - Superfast broadband comes to Lancashire

Superfast Lancashire - a multi-million pound initiative to make high-speed broadband available to 97% of Lancashire homes and businesses by the end of 2015 is now well underway

Businesses are being encouraged to learn more about fibre broadband in preparation for the roll-out of Lancashire’s new superfast network.

A specialist team of business advisors has been appointed as part of a new business support programme funded by Superfast Lancashire – a partnership between Lancashire County Council, Blackburn and Darwen, Blackpool Council and BT to make high-speed broadband available to 97 per cent of Lancashire homes and businesses by the end of 2015.

The network, which is due to be in place in Blackpool by March 2014, is open to all service providers on an equal wholesale basis, and will open up new opportunities for households and businesses alike.

Over coming months Superfast Lancashire will be inviting local businesses to attend free seminars to learn more about what fibre broadband can do for them.

Services available will include intensive face to face support, training workshops, and skills master classes– all free of charge to qualifying businesses. A specialised Business Support Centre will open in the summer on Lancashire Business Park, in Leyland, which will enable businesses to see first-hand how superfast broadband can help their enterprise, such as through the employment of cloud computing services, video conferencing, social media and other collaborative business tools.

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