Map reveals when Northumberland residents will get fibre broadband

Friday, October 18th 2013
A map has been produced, informing Northumberland residents when they will gain access to fibre optic broadband.
Map reveals when Northumberland residents will get fibre broadband
The iNorthumberland project, which is aiming to bring fibre optic broadband to 95 per cent of the region, has produced a map telling residents when they can expect to receive a superfast connection.

It is a partnership between Northumberland County Council and service provider BT, which will see £18.9 million invested in the area's connectivity during the next three years.

With different towns and villages expected to gain the superfast speeds at various phases of the project, Councillors said the map would be an informative tool for residents.

Councillor Allan Hepple explained: "Superfast broadband is extremely important to the economic future of Northumberland. This map provides a visual summary of how we expect the broadband project to develop across the county."

The first group of communities will be introduced to the next-generation service by March 2014, with further rollouts planned at the end of 2014 and 2015.

Representatives from iNorthumberland have claimed 80 per cent of the county will have speeds up to 80 Mbps by 2016.

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