RESIDENTS will be able to enjoy speedier surfing after a £340,000 investment to deliver superfast broadband to Sedgemoor was agreed by the district council.

Councillors voted to support a regional project which will assist the delivery of high-speed internet to rural areas at their meeting last week.

The investment will go towards the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which is rolling out fibre-optic broadband to rural communities across the two counties, aiming to deliver 90% superfast broadband coverage by the end of 2016.

The contribution is being made alongside other Somerset district councils and the County Council in response to the government releasing an additional £22.75million to the Connecting Devon and Somerset project.

By 2017, it is estimated that the additional funding from Sedgemoor could deliver superfast broadband to 3,273 additional homes.

For more information about the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme, visit www.connecting|