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Bournemouth will have the fastest broadband speeds in the country thanks to an underground network of fibres running through the town's sewers.
Broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps will be possible in more than 88,000 homes and businesses once the project begins deployment in September.
Costing £30 million, the broadband project is funded by fibre firm H2O Networks and is scheduled to take two and a half years to complete.
Elfed Thomas, CEO of H2O Networks, said: "This is just the start of bringing next generation connectivity to the UK. Many households and broadband customers in the UK have insufficient connectivity bandwidths because they are attached to legacy networks deployed in the 20th Century that just can't cope with demand."
Bournemouth beat off competition from Dundee and Northampton for the super-fast broadband speeds and the local council is hoping the broadband will attract more business to the Dorset seaside town.
H2O plans to construct a national network of fibres providing faster broadband speeds for the whole of the UK.
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