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Thousands more homes and businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have been hooked up to super-fast broadband, it has been reported.

Five more communities have been connected to fibre broadband networks - Trispen, Lanivet, Penryn, Porthtowan and Drakewalls - in the latest stage of the £132 million project.

The project is gradually improving access to web services in the county and on the islands, working towards a target of 90 per cent coverage by 2014.

Nigel Ashcroft, Programme Director of Super-fast Cornwall for Cornwall Development Company, said he was "tremendously excited" to bring improved broadband to Trispen in particular.

He explained that the area has been on its radar for some time, and a recent study showed that 80 per cent of residents were faced with inadequate broadband services

"As the first major phase of the programme rollout gathers momentum, we've been delighted by the enthusiasm from local people," Mr Ashcroft stated.

"Demand for better connectivity is high and we're looking to break some records on the take-up of this incredible new service."

He urged local people and businesses to "grasp this early advantage" and translate it into real economic benefit; new jobs and opportunities for all.

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