Hundreds of homes businesses in East Staffordshire suffering with sluggish broadband are set for an internet speed boost.
The move should lead to broadband speeds up to 30 times faster than the UK average.
Network provider Openreach said it has devised technology that will allow areas which have previously suffered from slow speeds to enjoy faster broadband.
Staffordshire County Council economy leader Mark Winnington says the move will boost net speeds in areas currently suffering from slow connections.
He spoke after the Government announced broadband providers would have a legal duty to connect every UK property to high speeds by 2020.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport revealed a legally-binding Universal Service Obligation (USO) was needed to ensure faster connections.
The USO means broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps will be accessible across the UK by 2020.
Councillor Winnington said: "Our Superfast Staffordshire broadband scheme has already ensured that 95 per cent of county properties can connect to high-speed broadband – ahead of the national programme.
"This will rise to 96 per cent by the end of 2018. It means 477,000 properties can now connect when combined with commercial roll-out.
"We have always said we are absolutely committed to finding solutions for the remaining four per cent in the county – such as with our community fibre scheme – and therefore welcome the Government announcement if it helps to deliver this.
"We look forward to seeing the detail and how this can help make a difference to Staffordshire people and businesses."