More premises in the Wadebridge and Launceston areas are now able to access superfast broadband, Superfast Cornwall has announced.
The villages of Boyton and Coads Green, as well as parts of Launceston that have previously been unable to access superfast internet, will now be able to access superfast fibre broadband packages.
More premises in Wadebridge and Rock will also be able to benefit from faster internet speeds, with Chapel Amble also set to be able to access faster fibre broadband for the first time.
Residents are being urged to check their lines at www.superfastcornwall.org/check-your-line to see if they can now access superfast broadband.
Local MP Dan Rogerson welcomed the roll out to more premises in North Cornwall, and said that he wanted to hear from residents and businesses who still can’t access superfast fibre broadband.
Dan Rogerson said:
“It is encouraging to see that more premises in the Wadebridge and Launceston areas will now be able to access superfast fibre broadband, especially in places like Boyton village centre where residents were initially told that they might not be able to benefit from the Superfast Cornwall upgrade scheme.
“I would like to hear from those areas and properties in North Cornwall that are still unable to get a superfast fibre broadband package so that I can push for them to be included in the next broadband upgrade scheme.”
Government funding has been secured for this new scheme, which will bring fibre internet connections to the 5% of premises in ‘hard to reach’ areas across Cornwall.
Dan Rogerson is pushing for broadband ‘not spots’ in North Cornwall to benefit from the new scheme. If you would like your area or property to be considered for the upgrade programme please contacts Dan Rogerson on firstname.lastname@example.org, on 01566 777123 or by writing to 4 Tower Street, Launceston PL15 8BQ.
Details of which postcode areas will be included in the first phase of the upgrade programme are due to be announced in June.