Superfast Broadband Heads to County Durham
Superfast broadband coming to Ouston, County Durham soon.
11:36 10 September 2021
Voneus, a provider of ultrafast and superfast broadband solutions, has successfully brought some of the fastest speeds in the UK to County Durham.
One of the villages that benefited from the scheme is Ouston, whose broadband connections split in half along the main road with 50per cent of residents enjoying fibre broadband while the rest remained on older and slower copper connections. Voneus installed a wireless solution that saw speeds leap from 3Mbps to 40Mbps.
Manager of Ouston Community Centre Trina Walker said: “Voneus’ broadband installation has been life-changing as the village was literally split in two before they arrived.
“The community centre was on the side without fibre, and it meant many of the residents who use the facilities could not utilise the broadband here on a regular basis, as it was always dropping out or taking too long to load even the simplest of files.
“Since Voneus arrived, our village’s community theatre group can now access all the scripts and music they require for their performances, and it has also been a godsend for the brain injury rehabilitation group which meets here as they can now come and design or send letters online, whereas we couldn’t even access that before.