Charmouth and Wootton Fitzpaine, along with businesses on the Ferndown and Woolsbridge Industrial Estates, have become the first premises to benefit from the multi-million pound Superfast Dorset broadband project.
Dorset County Council have invested over £7.4 million in the project which is aiming to install reliable and faster broadband connections to 95 per cent of Dorset premises by the end of 2016.
More than 400 premises now have access to Superfast broadband with the project aiming to increase this number to 80,000 by the end of the three year project.
Councillor Robert Gould, leader of West Dorset District Council, said: “Superfast broadband is vital for West Dorset’s future economy and for our residents. It will make it easier for people to work from home, do business online and also download films and television.”
Access will become available to more premises and areas as the work continues in the weeks and months ahead.
Government Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said: “The UK already does more business online than any other European country, and widespread access to Superfast broadband will provide a tremendous boost to the Dorset economy.”