Work to improve internet speeds in North Somerset starts

PUBLISHED: 10:08 08 December 2019 | UPDATED: 10:08 08 December 2019

Truespeed has started building a Gigabit fibre network in Kenn and Kingston Seymour this month.    Picture: Getty Images

Truespeed has started building a Gigabit fibre network in Kenn and Kingston Seymour this month. Picture: Getty Images

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Work to improve internet connections in two North Somerset villages has started.

Truespeed has started building a Gigabit fibre network in Kenn and Kingston Seymour this month.

The company states: "Connecting homes and businesses with a pure fibre connection rather than utilising existing telephone lines guarantees each connected property reliable, ultrafast speeds of at least 200Mb/s at all times."

The company believes the service will benefit local businesses, people who work from home, children completing school work and anyone who uses television services such as iPlayer, Netflix or Amazon Prime.

The work is estimated to be completed by May next year.

Kenn villager, and retired BT engineer, John Ball said: "We've been trying to improve internet connections in Kenn for a long time, so we're delighted that Truespeed has committed to connect us for no upfront cost."

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