Connecting Cumbria celebrates first birthday with 50,000 premises milestone

Thursday, October 2nd 2014
Connecting Cumbria has now delivered superfast broadband to 50,000 local homes and businesses.
Connecting Cumbria celebrates first birthday with 50,000 premises milestone
The Connecting Cumbria superfast broadband rollout programme has just celebrated the first anniversary of its launch, marking the occasion by announcing it has now delivered the high-speed technology to 50,000 homes and businesses.

Local publication the News and Star reports that the £51 million connectivity initiative has laid around 500 km of fibre optic cables since it began its work.

Windermere Lake Cruises is just one of the many firms to have benefited from gaining a connection to the superfast service under Connecting Cumbria.

The company's Finance Director Andrew Simon commented: "The arrival of high-speed fibre broadband has transformed our business and the way we are able to promote and market to customers."

Overall, Connecting Cumbria aims to install approximately 500 green roadside cabinets throughout the county to enable residents to access improved internet speeds. BT Openreach Engineers have been helping to implement this, with over 200 boxes already switched-on to fibre.

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