BT scheme will benefit Dearne

Residents in Goldthorpe are set to benefit from faster internet broadband speeds as part of a scheme by British Telecom.

BT has pledged to roll out its £2.5 billion high-speed fibre broadband network to 39,500 more homes. Goldthorpe is one of six locations to be upgraded in 2013.

The investment will take the total number of South Yorkshire properties able to connect to the network to 390,000.