Cumbrian villages – many left behind by mainstream providers – now have access to some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country.
Schools, residents and business in villages like Wiggonby, Rosely, and Holme St Cuthbert are now able to stream movies, work and learn from home, without annoying buffering and unreliable connections.
That’s thanks to Solway Communications, a Carlisle-based provider which has built its own broadband infrastructure.
Solway, backed by government funding, is rolling our fibre broadband to villages in Cumbria – as long as there is enough demand from people living in the village.
Government vouchers allow for free installation for new customers as well, keeping costs low for speeds of upto 1000gb/s – about the fastest available across the country.
Nick Kittoe, Solway Communications MD said: “Villages in Cumbria have been left behind for too long, and the pandemic has accelerated the demand for ultrafast broadband connections.
“I’m absolutely delighted to see people living locally connected to fast, reliable broadband, and able to access services that people in other areas of the country have had the luxury of accessing for years.
“What we’d love to hear is more villages and people come forward and let us know that they need a better connection.
“If there is enough interest from a village then we can install fibre connections and get people connected.”
To register your interest call Solway Comms on 01228 217171
Businesses can also benefit, and home workers whose broadband demands have increased in the past 12 months.
Government funding for this scheme is on a first come first served basis so don’t miss out.
Since 2010 we’ve been providing broadband connections to thousands of businesses and residents in Cumbria, both wirelessly through a network of masts, as well as fibre connections.