More than 15,000 premises in Cheshire will have access to fibre as part of Connecting Cheshire’s first phase in its superfast broadband rollout.
By the end of March next year, high-speed broadband will become available in over 30 mainly rural communities across Cheshire
During the initial phase, fibre will become available for the first time in the communities, where, it said, the majority of homes and businesses will be able to connect to the new network.
In the Cheshire East Council area: Acton, Alderley Edge, Allostock, Aston, Brereton Green, Cranage, East of Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Hough, Nantwich, Peover, Plumley, Twemlow Green, Warmingham, Wrenbury and Wybunbury.
In the Cheshire West & Chester Council area: Acton Bridge, Barton, Central Chester, Christleton, Clutton, Davenham, Great Mollington, Guilden Sutton, Kelsall, Lach, Dennis, Norley, Tarporley, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Weaverham and Wincham
In the Halton Borough Council area: Halebank and Weston. And in the Warrington Borough Council area: Central Warrington, Dallam, Great Sankey, Penketh, Westwood and Winwick.
Some areas, such as Central Chester, Central Runcorn, Central Warrington, East of Crewe, Great Sankey, Holmes Chapel, Nantwich and Penketh, already have fibre but will see additional rollouts to cover more of the community.
Details of the planned rollout were announced at a briefing held at Oulton Park attended by community representatives, councillors, business leaders and digital champions from around Cheshire.
Councillor David Brown, deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, on behalf of the Connecting Cheshire Partnership said: “I am delighted to announce which communities will soon be able to benefit from fibre broadband, I urge everyone to check our maps to see where and when we will be making fibre available.
“We have been working hard for over 3 years to get us to where we are today, this is an exciting time for Cheshire and the beginning of a journey that will see our communications landscape completely transformed.” Bill Murphy, managing director of next generation access for BT Group, said: “This is a very exciting step forward for these communities because faster broadband can benefit everyone.