A project to fit a network of fibre-optic cables in Hull has reached the halfway point.
The Hull Daily Mail reports telecoms company MS3 Communications is making good progress towards making the city's broadband infrastructure entirely independent by September.
Construction to install the fibre-optic cables began in April, after civil engineering contractor Welch Civils was chosen to carry out the work.
The long-term plan for the region's broadband connections is to extend the network into the north and east of Hull before heading towards Cottingham and Beverley.
MS3 is investing £4.5 million into the infrastructure, which will cover an area of 50km.
Last week, BT announced some 3,300 properties in Brechin will benefit from improved fibre cable broadband services by 2013 and the Brechin Advertiser reported the area will benefit from the economic rewards this upgrade will bring.
The area is one of 21 Scottish communities being targeted as part of the telecoms giant's latest rollout.
Posted by Jason Page