Kings Nympton Fastest Devon Broadband?
Thanks to the local council and Openreach, the parish of Kings Nympton now has one of the fastest internet connections in Devon.
14:06 04 September 2020
The efforts of Kings Nympton's parish council has paid off - the area now has one of the fastest internet connections in Devon.
The council has been working with Openreach through a community fibre partnership to bring faster, reliable broadband connection to King Nympton. North Devon MP Selaine Saxby joined parish councillors and Openreach engineers to splice the final fibre optic cable and bring gigabit broadband to the village.
Ms Saxby said: "Kings Nympton had faced delays which is why I, having been lobbied myself, lobbied Openreach to get his upgrade done now.
"What they created is a blueprint for what other communities can do. The process can take some time to organise, but importantly, as long as enough households in the community commit to signing up to the 'fibre to the premises' and use their gigabit voucher, the whole connection does not cost a thing.
"Now, 138 properties in Kings Nympton have the fastest broadband capability and importantly nearby villages and properties can be connected faster and at less cost."
Kings Nympton parish council chairman Adrian Lake added: "I was delighted with the response received from our local businesses and residents when BT Openreach confirmed we were oversubscribed for the FTTP government funding scheme.
"The journey was fraught with teething problems, however, the tenacity of our project leader combined with the help of Selaine Saxby MP, resulted in the appointment of a new Openreach installation team."