Connecting Cheshire announces next phase of rural rollout

The fourth phase of the Connecting Cheshire project, which looks to provide faster broadband services in areas considered unviable by commercial suppliers, has been announced, with £7.25m committed to extending the rollout programme.

Techspace One

Techspace One completes at Daresbury

Practical completion has been achieved at Techspace One, a three-storey building made up of 46,000 sq ft of laboratories, grade A office accommodation, meeting hubs and breakout areas at the Sci-Tech Daresbury enterprise zone.

Toll test gantries go up in Runcorn

Two new gantries are being erected along the Bridgewater Expressway in Runcorn over the next month so testing of tolling technology can be carried out, ahead of the Mersey Gateway opening in autumn 2017.

BT accelerates Cheshire broadband programme

BT said it will spend an extra £3.4m rolling out high-speed broadband telecoms connections across Cheshire after experiencing higher than average take-up of services delivered to date in the Connecting Cheshire initiative.

Connecting Cheshire next phase approved

Another 10,000 Cheshire homes and businesses are due to have access to fibre broadband by summer 2017 as a result of the £6.5m second phase of the Connecting Cheshire programme.