County Broadband adds 2000 premises to network

Mon, 30/01/2023 - 16:11
James Salmon

County Broadband has added five villages comprising 2,000 premises in Cambridgeshire to its full fibre network. Civil engineering contractor NGE is helping to deliver the regional rollout.

Abington Pigotts, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Litlington, Longstowe, and Toft will be added to a total of 18 villages addressed by the altnet across the county.

The other villages are: Barrington, Fowlmere, Great Eversden, Harston, Haslingfield, Kingston, Little Eversden, Meldreth, Newton, Orwell, Shepreth, Thriplow, and Whaddon.

James Salmon, Director of Sales and New Territories, said: “Cambridgeshire is a thriving county but needs world-class digital connectivity to boost economic growth and attract investment – and rural and hard-to-reach communities cannot be left behind."

County Broadband aims to reach half a million premises across the East of England by 2027 after securing a combined £146m of private investment from Aviva Investors.