Ultrafast Broadband for Cumbrian Homes
Openreach to invest in full fibre broadband in a bid to reach more homes and businesses in Cumbria.
11:41 23 August 2022
Thanks to a £10million partnership, 25,000 residential and commercial properties in Cumbria now have access to ultrafast broadband.
The service is accessible to people living and working in Arnside, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Dalton-in-Furness, Longtown and Milnthorpe. Openreach has confirmed that in the next 18 months, the service will be extended to neighbouring towns and communities, includingBarrow-in-Furness Carlisle, Cleator Moor, Dalston, Kirkby Lonsdale, Penrith, Shap, Ulverston and Walney.
Robert Thorburn, Openreach’s Partnership Director for the North West, said: “Following our earlier work in partnership with Cumbria County Council, our commercial investment across Cumbria continues at pace, and we’re determined to deliver a great service which helps communities to thrive and supports people to work from home easily, keep in touch with their loved ones and build connections and opportunities.
“Even if you already have a decent enough service it’s worth checking if you can upgrade, because full fibre is the future, and it provides the best broadband experience at great value for money.”
Councillor David Southward, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “The value of fast broadband connections to businesses and homes in Cumbria cannot be overstated. Tourism, the food retail industry, and many other small businesses need quick and reliable connections so that instead of having to search endlessly for customers, the customers find them.
He added: “I am delighted that the council’s Connecting Cumbria programme has been able to work collaboratively with Openreach which has helped thousands of local people and businesses benefit from improved broadband speeds, and helps people to stay connected.”
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