A group of six towns in Lancashire will soon be benefitting from super fast broadband.
Homes and business in Colne, Darwen, Great Harwood, Padiham, Chorley and Todmorden in the east of the county have been chosen by BT to be upgraded to the 21st century network scheme.
This will mean that businesses and households within the area could be experiencing broadband connection speeds of up to 24 Mbps by this time next year.
Faster broadband is not just to make downloading TV shows easier and faster; it will make the area more attractive to businesses and for people looking to move into the area.
East Lancashire is not new to fast broadband services, as there have been schemes to link up some villages and towns with faster broadband using public and private finances.