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Thousands more rural Cambridgeshire homes and businesses have been slated to get full fiber broadband after County Broadband revealed its latest multimillion-pound rollout plans.

The East of England provider has added 21 villages to its growing rollout of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure in rural Cambridgeshire. The villages are located in the regions of St Neots and Huntingdon.

The full fiber infrastructure replaces the existing partially copper ‘Superfast’ networks across the UK, which have been declared unfit for use by the government.

County Broadband is using private investment from Aviva Investors to design, build and deliver full fiber networks to thousands of sites in the rural east of England.

In total, County Broadband works in 56 villages in South Cambridgeshire. Among these, the works have been completed and the new all-fiber network has been put into service in 14 villages.

James Salmon, Director of Sales and New Territories at County Broadband, said: “As an East of England business, we are committed to helping Cambridgeshire become a flagship for digital ready connectivity. for the future.

“Essentially we have secured millions of pounds of private funding to drive our ambitions, which means we can start planning today to meet our growing future needs.”

The 21 designated villages in the latest County Broadband rollout in Cambridgeshire are: Boxworth, Buckden, Diddington, Elsworth, Eltisley, Grafham, Graveley, Great Paxton, Great Staughton, Hail Weston, Hilton, Knapwell, Lolworth, Midloe, Offord Cluny, Offord D’Arcy, Papworth St Agnes, Perry, Southoe, Toseland and Yelling.

Councilor Peter Balicki, Chairman of Hilton Parish Council, said: “We welcome this fantastic news that Hilton has been nominated to receive future-ready full-fiber broadband infrastructure and enjoy the fastest gigabit speeds in the UK and far superior network reliability.”

Councilor Paul Goodyer, Vice President of Great Paxton Parish Council, added: “Our residents and businesses need faster speeds and better network reliability today, let alone in the future, to supporting new work from home, providing unlimited streaming entertainment and supporting local business innovation.”

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