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Surrey County Council has announced plans to roll out super-fast broadband in two years' time.

The authority has tendered to make high-speed broadband available to all its residents and businesses by 2013, beating the government's target by two years.

Its county-wide network will offer a minimum of 30Mb with half of firms and residents receiving speeds of 100Mb.

Ofcom's broadband map shows Surrey has decent broadband provision, with 77 per cent super-fast broadband availability and a broadband take-up of 78 per cent.

In its tender the council forecasted that unless investment takes place to boost the county's broadband infrastructure, one in five homes in Surrey will not have access to super-fast broadband by 2013, disadvantaging 200,000 residents.

"Surrey's public bodies and the county's business and voluntary sectors – working together as the Surrey Strategic Partnership and led by Surrey County Council – are seeking to address this inequity by ensuring that everyone in Surrey has access to super-fast broadband," reports the tender as saying.

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