Events to encourage people to take up fibre broadband

iNorthumberland is holding a series of community events to encourage people living and working across the county to take full advantage of the new fibre-broadband technology.

More than 140,000 households and businesses in the county are now able to connect to fibre broadband and the iNorthumberland team is keen to meet local communities to explain the benefits of upgrading and to answer questions about the roll-out.

Events are taking place in Embleton, Crookham, Milfield and Widdrington later in the month (full details right).

The fibre roll-out is continuing at pace with parts of Kirkwhelpington, Scots Gap, Middleton, Hartburn, Kirkharle, Longwitton and Netherwitton just some of the communities recently upgraded.

Coun Dave Ledger, deputy leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “The iNorthumberland partnership is doing a fantastic job of bringing faster broadband to hundreds of premises in Northumberland every month.

“We would encourage anyone wanting to know more about fibre broadband and its benefits to pop along to their nearest event and meet the team who will be on hand to help answer any questions.”

One local business that has already placed an order for fibre is the Kirkharle Coffee House.

It is one of a number of businesses in the Kirkharle Courtyard, in Kirkharle – birthplace of famous 18th-century landscape architect Capability Brown, who also lived and worked on the estate.

Owner Kitty Anderson said: “Having fibre will help us enormously. We offer wifi which is very popular with our customers and this will make it easier for people to get online without the connection dropping or slowing down.”

Details of the upcoming events

Embleton: Creighton Memorial Hall, Tuesday, November 10, 10am to 11.30am.

Crookham: Village Hall , Tuesday, November 17, 10am to 11.30am.

Milfield: Red Lion Inn, Tuesday, November 17, 2pm to 3.30pm.

Widdrington: Community Centre, Tuesday, November 24, 10am to 11.30am.