Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, praised constituents for taking matters into their own hands to deliver superfast broadband to their homes.
Frustrated over a lack of access to fibre optic internet connections, a small group of volunteers in West Cheshire have set about developing their own network to meet their needs.
They enlisted the help of experienced rural broadband provider Broadband for the Rural North Ltd (B4RN) and within weeks had a whole army of local residents willing to offer their support.
The project, B4RN Cheshire, which extends to a geographical area of some 12 square miles and incorporates the villages of Puddington, Burton, Capenhurst, Shotwick, Ness, Two Mills, Wood Bank and Ledsham, will see individual householders hooked up to the world’s fastest rural broadband network.
“This really is a wonderful example of a community coming together; much of the trench-digging and the laying of cables will be delivered by local landowners and farmers, assisted by volunteers, making it a fun, community-spirited project.
“I had a very useful meeting with representatives from B4RN and Gordale Garden & Home Centre at which I learnt more detail of this excellent initiative.
“I have nothing but praise for all who developed the project and everyone who will take part in making the dream a reality.”
For more information about the project visit: https://b4rn-cheshire.org.uk/