Worcestershire to bring Fibre to 100% of Homes
Worcestershire broadband to bring fibre to the final 4% of unconnected homes in the country.
18:10 30 January 2018
Worcestershire broadband has launched two schemes that aim to provide fast broadband connection to the final 4per cent of unconnected homes in the country. Both schemes aim to help residents living in the most remote towns and villages by covering up to 50per cent of the cost of installing a new fibre broadband connection.
Stuart Yorke-Brooks, one of the residents who will benefit from the scheme, said: “Broughton Green is a tiny village and would never be economically viable for connection through the Superfast Worcestershire programme or commercial deployment.
“The co-funding scheme is a way communities like ours can get some financial support, which we can combine with our own funding to get our village connected.
“High-speed broadband promises to touch and improve on nearly every aspect of modern-day life. This will have a significant impact on all members of our community, whether they are school children accessing online educational material, companies running businesses or residents working from home.”
Cllr Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member responsible for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “Bringing the latest technology to the final four per cent of Worcestershire premises is challenging and requires innovative solutions.
“Our co-funding scheme for communities and the voucher scheme for businesses are just two of the ways where we are working hard to ensure that even our most rural communities have access to superfast broadband.