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New £400,000 fund is transforming the way remote Staffordshire communities communicate and do business

New £400,000 fund is transforming the way remote Staffordshire communities communicate and do business

Press releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 13:12 GMT

From rural lanes to information superhighway - Cotwalton, near Stone, is the first county village to get the latest ultrafast broadband technology through a new co-funding scheme led by Staffordshire County Council and Openreach as part of Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government's Broadband Delivery UK programme.

Terrific team work helps pave the way for high-speed broadband in centre of Whitchurch

Terrific team work helps pave the way for high-speed broadband in centre of Whitchurch

Press releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 20:10 GMT

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson joined Openreach chief executive, Clive Selley, the Mayor of Whitchurch, and other local councillors and businesses for the ‘switch-on’ of two new fibre cabinets in the centre of the town, which will enable around 450 more premises to get high-speed fibre broadband.

'Terrific progress' by Black Country Broadband Project as it reaches 55,000 households and businesses

'Terrific progress' by Black Country Broadband Project as it reaches 55,000 households and businesses

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 14:20 GMT

Around 55,000 premises can now access superfast broadband thanks to the Black Country Broadband Project, spearheaded by the LEP, Openreach and BDUK. Areas of Dudley, Halesowen, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton are among the latest to benefit. Meanwhile, the LEP has welcomed news that Brierley Hill has been picked by Openreach to be a pilot site for ultrafast broadband.