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Bournemouth Borough Council has raised new concerns about the future of the Fibrecity 100Mb broadband project.

Work on the fibre upgrade scheme ceased in October 2010 following a dispute with Wessex Water over the use of its sewer network and a re-financing of the company.

A number of roads and pavements have been left needing remedial work, but as yet the council has not been given a date for the re-commencement of the broadband project.

Consequently, councillors will meet with Fibrecity directors today (Friday January 21st) in order to demand action to repair the infrastructure damage caused.

Councillor Peter Charon, Leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, explained that as Fibrecity is a statutory undertaker, the council is unable to prevent the network upgrade from taking place.

"However, we will be insisting all the works are carried out to a high standard and, where this is not the case, additional work is carried out," he stated.

"Whilst a delay in the works resulting in the restructure of the company is understandable, it is unacceptable that residents and businesses are kept in the dark on the progress of the project."

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