Better broadband for Cheshire

Please note the consultation closed on Thursday 4 September 2014. Thank you to everyone who responded.

Public Consultation:

The Government is making big decisions on our behalf about which areas of the UK will benefit most quickly from Superfast Broadband. We need to make sure that Cheshire, Halton & Warrington has its voice heard loud and clear.

The Connecting Cheshire Partnership is aiming to extend the availability of Superfast Broadband (of at least 24Mbps) to homes and businesses across Cheshire, Warrington and Halton with the ambition to deliver 99% Superfast broadband coverage by the end of 2017.

Connecting Cheshire is comprised of the local authorities Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council.

Access to faster, more reliable broadband is increasingly becoming an essential requirement for both our communities and businesses. It is important that Cheshire, Halton and Warrington is at the top of the agenda when critical decisions are being made in relation to faster broadband roll-out. If they are not, we could fall on the wrong side of a digital divide, particularly in our more remote and rural areas.

Purpose

The Purpose of the Public Consultation is to:

  • Consult telecommunications operators on their existing or planned broadband infrastructure for the next 3 years and;
  • Consult local stakeholders (including businesses, public sector and voluntary groups, communities, groups, and people that live and work in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington) to comment on our plans and priorities.

The consultation closed on Thursday 4th September 2014. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who took the time to respond and we will keep you informed in future via our website.

Links

Public Consultation document [PDF – 167kb]

Basic Map [PDF – 4.22mb]

NGA Map [PDF – 4.68mb]

Postcode data

Connecting Cheshire is also making available a list of postcodes with their Basic Broadband and NGA state aid classification. [XLSX – 1.16mb]