Connecting Cheshire Superfast Broadband Scheme Completed
Six-year multi-million pound Connecting Cheshire superfast broadband scheme has been completed.
19:47 01 September 2019
Connecting Cheshire, the six-year multi-million found superfast broadband scheme, has been successfully completed after a new fibre cabinet in Windle Hill has been finally connected.
The programme, which is led by Openreach and four Cheshire local authorities, delivers superfast broadband speeds to more than 95per cent of Cheshire, including areas not previously covered by private sector commercial roll-outs.
Councillor Richard Beacham, cabinet member for housing, regeneration and growth at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “This is a significant step forward in the campaign to deliver full and fast digital connectivity across Cheshire.
“Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in our borough now have access to fibre connections, releasing the huge advantages that faster broadband speeds can bring.
“There are now so many things that families can do in the home including remotely controlling their heating, lighting and security cameras - all powered by broadband.
“Businesses are benefitting from cloud-based services as well as making efficiency improvements and cost savings through improved online sales and marketing, and better online ordering and invoicing systems.
“We recognise that there are some rural communities where there is still more to do, but I would encourage all residents to check if fibre is available to them and then shop around for the best price.”