The Connecting Cheshire Partnership, is made up of the 4 local authorities across Cheshire – Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington borough councils.
Connecting Cheshire is an award-winning partnership and is one of the best performing broadband delivery projects in the UK. The Partnership was established to deliver faster broadband to areas where it had not been commercially viable to invest previously, in particular our outlying and rural communities. The first three phases of our roll-out were delivered in partnership with Openreach and completed in June 2019. This saw almost £39m funding invested to reach an additional 106,000 premises; of which over 90,000 are now able to access superfast, or above speeds.
Currently over 96% of Cheshire premises can access 'superfast' speeds of 24Mbps or above, however we are actively sourcing further funding to reach even more premises with faster broadband speeds in the near future.
For more information on the project and how to access support to improve your speed see: www.connectingcheshire.org.uk or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SFB_Cheshire.
Supported by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007-2013.