Alnwick households urged to beat looming deadline and sign up for full fibre broadband

Residents in parts of Alnwick have been urged to sign up for a £400,000 broadband scheme.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 7:00 am

Households and businesses Allerburn Lea, Willoughby Park, Oaky Balks, Royal Oak Gardens, Chapel Lands, Fire Station Cottages, Ravenslaw Gardens and Alnmouth Road are being encouraged to beat the looming deadline.

Funding totalling £397,000 has been allocated to these areas for residents and businesses to access free Government broadband vouchers for full fibre broadband but the deadline is March 31.

Alnwick-based broadband experts Alncom, based on the Cawledge Business Park, are keen for the town's residents not to miss out on such a large pot of government funding.

Alncom wants Alnwick residents to sign up for free Government broadband vouchers.

John Parker, head of community engagement, said: "We urge residents living in these areas to register their details immediately or they will lose the funding permanently.

“Please do this as soon as possible to ensure that we can process your free voucher before the deadline at the end of this month. If we don’t receive enough interest, we may not be able to build these new networks and the funding will disappear forever.”

He adds that many businesses and homes in Northumberland that have previously registered for the free funding now have some of the fastest internet speeds in the country.

Broadband projects carried out by Alncom include the College Valley, Powburn, Ellingham and the Ingram Valley, as well as into County Durham and the Scottish Borders.

The Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is jointly funded by DCMS and Northumberland County Council.

Anyone interested is asked to register their details at http://www.alncom.co.uk

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