Announcement of Full Fibre Rollout
Full-fibre broadband to be rolled out to Meldreth, Shepreth and Thriplow following £46million investment.
06:54 03 March 2020
A hyperfast full-fibre broadband rollout will soon provide residents in Meldreth, Shepreth and Thriplow some of the fastest internet speeds in the UK. The service will be provided by County Broadband, a specialist internet provider in East Anglia, following a £46million investment.
The project is fully funded by Aviva Investors and follows an initial launch in Essex and Norfolk last year. It follows the government’s flagship pledge for the entire UK to have access to gigabit speed by 2025.
Councillor Ian Bates, chair of Cambridgeshire County Council's economy and environment committee said: "Cambridgeshire is a leading digital county and we know how important it is to have fast, reliable Internet access wherever you are.
"It's vital for our businesses to be able to compete, for our communities to thrive, and for people to access council services online. We welcome County Broadband's commitment to investing in gigabit-capable services for rural villages in Cambridgeshire, which supports our ambition to extend full fibre coverage across the county to deliver better connectivity. Our Enabling Digital Delivery team is helping to ensure the rollout progresses as quickly as possible."
Lloyd Felton, chief executive of County Broadband, said: "We are very excited to announce our full-fibre investment plans for Thriplow, Meldreth and Shepreth which will ensure the villages can take advantage of all the latest technology, from streaming movies and TV programmes, healthcare provision to education, for generations to come instead of relying an outdated, slow copper-based networks."