Text us your news! Start your message Warrington News and send any photos or videos to 80360
Broadband boost for Chapelford and Westbrook
4:00pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
HOMES in Chapelford and Westbrook are benefiting from being connected to superfast broadband.
Internet provider Vispa has been working with Warrington Borough Council to find a solution to slow broadband speeds in selected ‘broadband not-spots’ around Warrington in recent months.
And after successfully linking up the area to the company’s north west wireless network, the first homes and businesses were enjoying faster internet speed following their connection last week.
For the past two months, the Warrington Guardian has been campaigning for better broadband to help residents and businesses alike.
MPs David Mowat and Helen Jones have already given their backing as Warrington and Cheshire seeks to gain Government funding to be included in the next round of superfast broadband connections.
Adam Binks, sales and technical director at Vispa, said: “As on demand film services like Netflix and Lovefilm become more readily available, the need for high capacity connectivity to the home is increasing at a rate of knots and we at Vispa have worked tirelessly to ensure the residents are not left behind.”
Clr Terry O’Neill, council leader said: “It is a fantastic boost to those residents who have been unable to benefit from an increasing range of services.
“The council continues to work with the Connecting Cheshire Partnership to bring £40m of investment into the sub region, that will deliver high speed fibre-optic broadband to 90 per cent of residents and businesses in the borough by the end of 2015.”