WIRRAL is to see high speed broadband allowing computer users to access the internet at ever faster rates.
Residents in Greasby are to start a six month trial which could help propel the UK to the forefront of the digital world.
Volunteers in the area of Halton Crescent will receive next generation services from Virgin Media or TalkTalk for the first time.
It will be delivered by a new fibre optic network created by Fujitsu on the outskirts of Greasby and capable of broadband speeds of 1Gb Ė almost 150 times faster than the national average.
The fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network is the first to make independent use of BTís underground ducts and telegraph poles following a ruling by Ofcom in 2010.
And over 7,200 more homes and businesses will have access to faster broadband by the spring of next year, BT announced.
Mountwood is among the latest communities in the region to be included in the roll-out plans for BTís next generation copper broadband service. Source