Month: January 2014

First information events attract lots of interest

Over 500 people turned out in wet and windy weather to meet the Connecting Cheshire team at Tarporley and Alderley Edge and find out more about the roll-out of fibre broadband across Cheshire.

The BT fibre showcase vehicle was also present too and proved to be a big hit with visitors, providing an opportunity to see the behind the hidden world of street cabinets, underground ducts and up telegraph poles that will all be used to deliver Connecting Cheshire’s accelerated fibre roll-out.

As well as the opportunity to discuss fibre broadband, ask the team questions and see the showcase vehicle, copies of the January Project Update (PDF – 422KB) and Fibre is coming (PDF – 267KB) were handed out. Printed copies of the document are also available by contacting us.

The comments and questions received will help Connecting Cheshire to guide the team as to how to keep everyone informed in the future and the sort of information that is most useful.

If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry! As well as future events which Connecting Cheshire will keep you updated about, there’s lots of information on this site but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please drop us an email at

Picture: Cheshire West and Chester Council Chief Executive visited the BT fibre showcase: Left to right Chris Capes – Programme Manager – Rural & Market Towns; Steve Robinson – Chief Executive Cheshire West and Chester; Andrew Arditti – Connecting Cheshire Engagement Manager and Andrew Cook – BT Fibre Showcase Manager.

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Come and see us to find out more about fibre broadband

We’re holding two drop-in sessions on Tuesday 21st January 2014 at Tarporley Community Centre and Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at the Festival Hall in Alderley Edge. We’ll be in those venues between 4pm and 8pm, so drop-in and see us.

Over the next 18 months, Connecting Cheshire will be rolling out high-speed fibre broadband to over 80,000 premises. To help explain how the much anticipated roll-out will be delivered, two drop-in briefing events will be held on:

  • Tuesday 21st January 2014 at Tarporley Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley, CW6 0AY. We’ll be there between 4pm and 8pm.
  • Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at Alderley Edge Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7HR. We’ll be there between 4pm and 8pm.

You can find out more about the arrival of fibre broadband and see how everyone can benefit from switching to high-speed broadband for home or business use. Experts from BT Openreach will be on hand to explain the technical and logistical challenges, plus there will be information and maps showing where and when the new services will be arriving.

Come and see us to find out more about fibre broadband and Connecting Cheshire.

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