Richmondshire villages offered chance to get full fibre broadband

Openreach is urging people living and working in some small rural communities in Hambleton and Richmondshire to get behind a bid to bring ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband to more than 1,500 local homes and businesses.

By applying for free Government broadband vouchers some people living and working in and around East Layton, Forcett, Killerby, Low and High Worsall, Manfield, Melsonby, Ravensworth and Stanwick, can secure the new technology and start enjoying the benefits in the next 12 to 18 months.

If enough people sign up, they will join around 170, 000 homes and businesses across North Yorkshire that already have access to full fibre broadband.

Funding through the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and the deployment of innovative engineering techniques,  means thousands more remote, rural and coastal communities like are now within reach of the ultrafast technology.

Openreach has identified around 1,500 homes and businesses in and around the nine communities, as being within scope for Full Fibre and is urging local people to take the next step by applying for and pooling together free Government Gigabit Vouchers to help fund the build.

Residents can check if they qualify and pledge their voucher on the Connect My Community website.

Using the vouchers – which don’t cost residents anything, enables Openreach to work with a local community to build a customised, co-funded network.

Once enough people pledge and validate their vouchers, Openreach engineers will start the build.

This can take up to 12-18 months, and some properties may go live before others.



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  1. Why do Rural Communities have ti secure Fibre Broadband through a Voucher Scheme? This would be unheard off in a major town or city, rural communities pay a similar monthly subscription for an inferior service so why should they use collective voucher schemes to get what we already pay, something for our newly elected Mayor to get on with!

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