Drop in events will reveal all about fibre broadband


Staff reporter (Chester First)

RESIDENTS will be able to find out more about the roll-out of fibre broadband in west Cheshire at a drop-in event next week.

Over the next 18 months Connecting Cheshire will be rolling out high-speed fibre broadband to more than 80,000 premises.

The telephone exchanges covering Tarporley, Tattenhall, Kelsall, Tarvin, Broxton, Kingsley, Weaverham, Mickle Trafford, Great Mollington and Christleton will be among the first to benefit from upgrades to fibre from the end of March onwards.

This will followed later in the year by exchanges including Little Budworth, Manley, Sandiway, Aldford, Farndon, Rossett, Malpas and Saughall.

To help explain how the roll-out will be delivered a drop-in briefing event will take place on Tuesday at Tarporley Community Centre in High Street from 4pm-8pm.

Members of the public will be able to find out about the arrival of fibre broadband and the benefits of switching to high-speed broadband for home or for  business use.

Experts from BT Openreach will be on hand to explain the technical and logistical challenges.

There will be information and maps showing where and when the new services will be arriving.

Information on the free superfast business support programme will also be available.

Cllr Stuart Parker, Cheshire West and Chester Council executive member for culture and economy, said: “I urge everyone to attend this event to learn more about the benefits of faster broadband, which will transform how we work, how we learn, how we communicate with friends and family and how we entertain ourselves.”

For details about Connecting Cheshire visit connecting cheshire.org.uk

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