Broadband boost for town firms

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THOUSANDS of pounds of new technology has been installed in Amble, which will help bring faster and better-value broadband to residents and businesses.

The £50,000 upgrade in equipment is part of TalkTalk’s national programme to roll out its Next Generation Network (NGN) across the country.

Its NGN also covers Warkworth and High Hauxley, among other places in the county.

To date, TalkTalk has spent £600m nationally and will cover 93 per cent of the country when the roll out is completed later this year.

By installing its own equipment in the local exchange, TalkTalk can offer even better value services and innovative products to its customers.

The NGN enables speeds of up to 14mb and customers who have recently been upgraded to the new network experience an average 50 per cent increase in broadband speed.

As well as Amble, £50,000 of new technology has been installed in both Berwick and Lynemouth.

For a limited period, TalkTalk is offering the first six months’ phone and broadband absolutely free.

Tristia Clarke, commercial director at TalkTalk, said: “TalkTalk believes residents need a break in these tough times.

“If all homes within the Amble, Berwick and Lynemouth exchanges signed up to TalkTalk Essentials these areas could be £1,916,992 better off.

“Local residents can make their home better off with six months’ free phone and broadband from TalkTalk, saving up to £154 a year versus BT’s 18-month contract.”