St Issey and St Kew are latest North Cornwall villages to benefit from upgrade works by Superfast Cornwall.
Both communities have been stuck with super slow internet connections but following campaigns to improve internet speeds in the villages, this week Superfast Cornwall announced that most residents will now be able to access superfast fibre broadband packages.
Villagers are being urged to check their lines at www.superfastcornwall.org/check-your-line to see if they can now access better broadband.
Local MP Dan Rogerson welcomed the superfast broadband rollout to both villages, saying:
“This rollout of fibre connectivity in St Issey and St Kew will help people work from home, run family businesses, or use the internet to communicate with friends or to get homework done.
“Internet speeds in St Kew, Trequite and other parts of St Kew parish have been recorded as some of the lowest in the UK at around 0.7 megabits per second, compared to the UK national average of 14.7 megabits per second in 2013.
“Particular thanks are owed to Trequite residents Alex and Bella Nicholas who spearheaded the campaign to get local residents, businesses and St Kew Primary School included in the Superfast Cornwall upgrade programme despite being initially told that the area wouldn’t benefit.”
If there are communities or properties in North Cornwall that are still unable to get a superfast fibre broadband package residents are being urged to contact Dan Rogerson MP who is pushing for broadband ‘not spots’ in North Cornwall to benefit from new government funding to bring fibre broadband to hard-to-reach rural premises in Cornwall.