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Fibre-optic broadband technology is to be launched in Manchester city centre, it has been announced.

Geo Networks has been signed up by the Northwest Regional Development Agency to provide fibre-optic cables to the Oxford Road area of the city, also known as the Manchester Corridor.

It is believed that broadband speeds of up to 100Mb will be available through the new infrastructure, which will be made available to both homes and businesses in the area.

Chris Smedley, Chief Executive of Geo, told the BBC that the new super-fast internet service could "completely revolutionise the way computers are used".

He added: "Consumer devices won't have to be as big because they won't have to store as much. They won't crash so often and data will be more secure."

City of York Council recently confirmed it has signed a deal with H2O Networks and Pinacl Solutions which will see fibre-optic broadband services launched in the area.

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