Prestbury nets a super fast web
PRESTBURY residents can look forward to life in the fast lane after new fibre broadband street cabinets were switched on in the village.
Local MP David Rutley was there to mark the arrival of the super fast broadband, along with Prestbury ward councillor Paul Findlow and Arthur Dicken, chair of Prestbury Parish Council, who cut the ribbon to declare the service up and running.
Andrew Arditti, digital engagement manager at Connecting Cheshire, a partnership between BT and Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington councils, switched on the cabinets, which will be served from the local telephone exchange.
Following the switchons, around 1,500 premises in the Prestbury area and 80 near to Marton Heath are now able to upgrade to the super fast internet connection.
The development is an important one for business owners and households with multiple devices requiring internet access.
Speaking following the switch-ons, Mr Rutley said: “This is more good news for local communities, who can now get the benefit of superfast broadband.
“Connecting Cheshire is continuing to work hard to deliver the best service for Macclesfield residents and businesses, and I would like to thank Andrew and the team for their hard work.
“There is clearly more work to be done to support all of our harder to reach rural communities in the area and I will continue to raise these concerns with BT, Cheshire East Council and Connecting Cheshire.”
Residents will be able to check if their home or business can be upgraded by visiting connectingcheshire.org. uk.
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●● Arthur Dicken cuts the ribbon with MP David Rutley (centre) and Coun Paul Findlow