Superfast Broadband Heading to Parts of Staffordshire
Superfast broadband is coming to more than 24,000 homes in rural parts of Staffordshire.
16:36 13 September 2021
More than 24,000 homes located in rural parts of Staffordshire will soon get access to superfast broadband, Full Fibre has confirmed.
The firm has recently launched a scheme that guarantees every single property in town that it commits to will have access to its ultrafast network. Among those that are expected to benefit from the scheme in the next 12 months are Leek, Upper Tean, Cheadle and Uttoxeter.
Full Fibre CEO Oliver Helm said: "We are delighted to be announcing the extension of our network into Staffordshire, covering even more hard-to-reach locations that have previously been neglected by other providers.
"These chosen areas are ones that have been previously left behind and rely on ageing copper connections, that do not meet the needs of modern, homeworking families."
Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, infrastructure and climate change Simon Tagg said: "Ultrafast broadband connection to residents and businesses is crucial for our communities to ensure they have the same opportunities as the rest of the country.
"Our Superfast Staffordshire programme has been a huge success and enabled most people in the county to get connected to faster broadband speeds and full fibre connection is another big step forward.
"We will continue to work with partners like Full Fibre Ltd. to extend connection reach to more areas as soon as possible."