Shefford set for UK’s fastest broadband


Plans to extend the fastest-possible internet access to Shefford, Clifford and Henlow by Openreach have been welcomed by Central Bedfordshire Council.

The council’s Deputy Leader and ward member for Henlow, Clifton, Stondon and Arlesey, Cllr Richard Wenham, said: “This is only made possible by our long-standing investment to bring fibre-optic internet across Central Bedfordshire – a project we began back in 2012.

The key to the upgrade is to allow homes and businesses to be connected using all fibre-optic cable. Currently the final part of the broadband connection for premises is through BT’s copper telephone wiring which imposes a ceiling on download speeds.

Added Cllr Wenham: “Taking full fibre optic will allow the highest speed directly to your house to the internet, allowing super quick downloads of films, and also no perceptible delays for gamers. It means laying a new, separate fibre-optic cable to your premises from the nearest part of the existing fibre-optic network.”

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