Cumbria's remote village - Kentmere now connected with High Speed Fibre Broadband

Friday, May 4th 2018

Kentmere is a remote valley village located in South Cumbria. Earlier this village does not even have mobile communication and having only less than a mbps speed of broadband connection. Here 50 plus families and businesses were not able to make online purchases or any other internet based activities.

Now Kentmere Village has been connected by the high speed fibre broadband by the partnership of Cumbria County Council and BT under Connecting Cumbria Programme. Now they can access upto 80 mbps speed of internet and make use of any facilities.

The new fibre broadband was put to use by the MP of South Lakeland, Tim Farron and he added that this service will be a great boost for local people and business in Kentmere.

The Senior Project Manager, Openreach stated that their engineers successfully completed this project after struggling a lot in digging the hard rock land and installation of poles in the mountain with the great help of local people in Kentmere. Also Jack Bettess, who campaigned for the neccessity of broadband connection, said that the technology will be helpful for development of the future Kentmere.

David Southward, Cabinet Member of Cumbria County Council in his statement stated that Connecting Cumbria is formed to connect more of rural parts of Cumbria and trying hard to get great connectivity through high speed broadband service to these areas. More than 700 fibre broadband infrastructure have been installed to give connectivity for the Cumbrian families and businesses and requested them to make use of this broadband facilities.

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