Superfast broadband in Beds is promising to help businesses work faster and more efficiently.
More than 10,000 more firms and homes can now connect to faster broadband as the Central Superfast programme nears the end of its first eight months of action.
Central Superfast is a multi-million pound partnership between Bedford Borough, Central Beds and Milton Keynes councils and BT .
It is making high-speed fibre broadband more widely available, especially in rural areas.
Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “Faster broadband will boost the Bedfordshire economy, help us attract new business to the area and create new jobs. It will also make it far easier for residents to access the internet and the benefits it can offer.”
The new technology provides download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps. Downloading a music album could take less than 30 seconds and a feature length HD movie less than 10 minutes, whilst high-resolution pictures can be uploaded to Facebook in seconds.