A PROGRAMME aimed at providing superfast broadband across the county has now hit two million homes and business.

Hampshire County Council's Superfast Broadband Programme reached its target at the end of this financial year, of 54,000 premises, allowing more people to 'switch on' to speeds ranging from 24 to 76 Mbps (megabites per second).

The council and associated partners are investing more than £26 million which is hoped will help at least 95 per cent of taxpayers by 2018.

Broken down into 'cabinets', new areas included in the roll-out include Alresford, Bishop's Waltham, Medstead, Wickham and Wincheser.

The latest additions brings the total number of cabinets to 242 in Hampshire.

Hampshire County Council claims it is working with Government, as well as BT, to find solutions to reach the final four per cent of the county, located in some of the most far-reaching places.

The Government has set out plans to improve services to those experiencing less than two Mbps.