Digital Cheshire

Broadband Connectivity

Check your broadband

If your business is looking to find out whether it can access ultrafast broadband or whether you are included in any planned delivery, you can use the following online checkers:

Airband
Broadband Checker

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Openreach
Broadband Checker

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Virgin Media
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£4.5 million roll out of ultrafast broadband in Cheshire

Building on the current and historic fibre broadband roll-out’s delivered by commercial providers and the Connecting Cheshire partnership, Digital Cheshire and their contracted partner Airband are delivering an ultrafast roll-out.

This will focus on the isolated and rural areas in Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester to bring gigabit-capable broadband to an additional 4,000 homes and businesses.

With the support of the remaining European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) backing available to UK authorities, the project started in Spring 2021 and is expected to complete deployment by March 2023.

For businesses locally, high speed broadband is essential to the operations, from increasing productivity, enabling cloud computing and more growth opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs whilst connecting online with customers and suppliers all over the world.

Where businesses and residents can’t currently access a fibre-based solution, the Governments broadband voucher scheme can be used to subsidise the cost of installation of another gigabit solution. Find out more: Gigabit Vouchers (culture.gov.uk)

Get a Voucher

The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas.

Check to see if you’re eligible for a voucher at your address.

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