Work underway at Cumbria broadband project

Thursday, April 30th 2015
Work is underway at a community broadband project in Cumbria.
Work underway at Cumbria broadband project
A community broadband project in Cumbria is finally getting underway after being in the pipeline for more than five years.

ITS Technology Group is carrying out the installation work for the new broadband network as part of the Fibre GarDen scheme - a community cooperative to bring improved broadband connectivity to residents in the Cumbrian Dales of Garsdale and Dentdale.

Spokesperson for ITS David Cullen said more than 500 properties will benefit once the work in the area is completed.

He commented: "With momentum gathering pace to get the network built, the first properties should be able to access services by the summer."

Mr Cullen added that once fully up and running, the new network will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps for local residents.

The work is being funded through the ongoing Broadband Delivery UK programme and will see more than 29 km of fibre optic cabling installed as part of the rollout of new superfast connections for the area.

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