People can find out how to make a many of superfast broadband during workshops conflicting Fenland.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014

8:22 AM

Superfast broadband is reaching thousands some-more homes and businesses conflicting Fenland as a Connecting Cambridgeshire roll-out programme gathers pace.

Now, as partial of a inhabitant Get Online Week, councils and housing providers are operative together to assistance people make a many of high-speed internet entrance for shopping, socialising and essential services.

More than 3,350 premises in Fenland can now ascent to faster speeds – with many some-more to come over a subsequent year.

New immature cabinets have left live in Doddington, March, Manea, Mepal, Whittlesey, and Wimblington, with Benwick, Christchurch, Elm, Gorefield, Tydd St Giles, Leverington, Wisbech and Wisbech St Mary scheduled to be connected by Mar 2015.

These are in further to existent blurb broadband coverage in Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech.

This week Connecting Cambridgeshire, Fenland District Council and Circle Housing Roddons group adult for a train debate of Fenland marketplace towns.

Fenland Council’s New Horizons train will revisit marketplace places, libraries, housing estates and supermarket automobile parks to uncover people how to get connected and get online as follows:

• Tuesday, Oct 14 – Wisbech marketplace place (11am-1pm); Tesco Extra (2-4pm).

• Wednesday, Oct 15 – Mar Library (10.30am-12.30pm); Manor Estate, Doddington (1.30-3pm).

• Thursday, Oct 16 – Whittlesey marketplace place (11am-1pm); Chatteris, conflicting swimming pool (2-4pm).

Fenland residents can find out when they will be means get faster broadband and how they can assistance their village to get connected – and there is a possibility to win a inscription device in a esteem pull upheld by internal retailers.

Advisers from Circle Housing’s Making Money Count team, Cambridgeshire County Council training centres and village digital volunteers will be on hand, together with members of Connecting Cambridgeshire.

County councillor Ian Bates, authority of a economy and sourroundings cabinet that is streamer a Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, said: “Parts of Fenland have some of a best broadband coverage in a county with many of a marketplace towns already connected with high speed fibre.

“We wish to safeguard that all a residents and businesses can make a many of a fast-changing digital universe that means assisting people get online and use digital record during home and during work.”

Alan Pain, Fenland Council’s corporate director, said: “Getting online means people can save money, compensate bills, download entertainment, keep in hold and get health advice.”

Anne Brighton, handling executive during Circle Housing Roddons, said: “We are committed to lenient and enlivening a business to get online and to assistance them use a internet to rise skills and build confidence.”

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