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Businesses have been called on to support a new scheme which could see super-fast broadband become available across Dorset.

Under new plans unveiled by the county's council, fibre-optic broadband connections installed in the region, to support sailing venues being used as part of the London 2012 Olympics, will remain in place after the sporting event.

However, authorities are calling on firms to back the plans to ensure the BT technology becomes a lasting legacy of the Olympics.

Miles Butler, Director of Environment for Dorset County Council, said the support of businesses would be "crucial" to "influence BT and other communication providers to further invest in our digital infrastructure".

Last month, Bill Murphy, the Managing Director of broadband provider BT, told the Daily Telegraph that super-fast internet services will transform how many firms do business.

He explained that such platforms will allow companies to use technology such as cloud computing.

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