Four more villages in Rutland have access to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to a county council project.
More than 2,700 properties in the county now have access to the broadband. Just over half of the homes and businesses in Uppingham, as well as the majority of properties in the villages of Edith Weston, Ketton, Stretton and Ridlington are connected. They follow North Luffenham, which was the first area to be connected.
Residents living in one of the areas already ‘switched on’ can find out more about fibre broadband by contacting their internet service provider who will be able to advise them of the packages available.
Rutland County Council is leading the project and deputy leader Terry King (Con) said: “After months of hard work, we’re pleased to have more than 2,700 homes across six communities now able to connect to fibre broadband. Early feedback from North Luffenham, the location of the first cabinet to be switched on in Rutland, is positive with many homeworkers among the first to place an order for superfast broadband.”
As many as 9,000 households are due to be able to order fibre broadband across the county by early September. For details visit www.rutland.gov.uk/digitalrutland