ABOUT 3,500 new houses and flats across major new housing developments in Cheshire – including Warrington – will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and housing developers.
Openreach, the business responsible for Britain’s largest phone and broadband network, is answering a call to build fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology capable of ultrafast speeds up to one Gigabit per second (Gbps) for properties on sites in locations including Warrington, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Huntington, Macclesfield, , Nantwich and Winsford.
The agreements are part of an Openreach initiative agreed with the Government and the Home Builders Federation to connect all new UK housing developments of 30 properties or more with ultrafast fibre broadband.
Developments to benefit in Warrington are at Woodville, Sophia Drive, Lingley Mere and Omega Boulevard.
Kim Mears, managing director of infrastructure delivery at Openreach, said: “An ultrafast broadband network will be a major boost for these sites by ensuring that people living and working there have quick access to some of the fastest speeds available.
“It reflects our commitment to ensuring that Cheshire and the UK has a first-class network, capable of delivering the latest communication services for households, businesses and other organisations.
“We know that people are passionate about the speed and reliability of the broadband service their communication provider can offer them and that, for some, the availability of ultrafast speeds will strongly influence their decision on which new property to buy.”