RESIDENTS across Somerset are hoping to benefit from improved internet speeds as extra funding is announced.

Councils across Devon and Somerset are working together to invest £38 million into connecting 95 per cent of us with superfast broadband by 2017.

Cllr David Hall, deputy leader of Somerset County Council, said: “There is still a lot of work left to do.

“Our energy and focus remains directed towards connecting the whole of Devon and Somerset as rapidly and efficiently as possible.”