£4.5 million roll out of full-fibre 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 a full-fibre 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.

Ultrafast broadband connectivity is a resilient, reliable and future proofed connection for businesses to adopt. As commercial broadband providers extend their roll-out of gigabit connection to urban area’s, Digital Cheshire is expanding the delivery of gigabit connectivity to businesses in rural Cheshire.

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 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)

Digital Support as part of the Digital Cheshire programme augments the investments being made in infrastructure and physical connectivity as an effective way of maximising the benefits derived by businesses.

    

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

If you’re an SME in the Cheshire, Warrington or Halton area that has the ambition to digitally adapt and grow, the Digital Cheshire programme is here for you. Our fully funded programme will support you develop your digital approach and guide you on your digital transformation journey.