Super-fast broadband has gone live in Seaton Delaval in a move that it is said will benefit more than 4,500 homes and businesses.
Around 2,000 homes and businesses in the town now have access to the high-speed technology – and this figure will increase to more than 4,500 as Openreach engineers complete the local upgrade in the weeks ahead.
Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley, said: “Super-fast fibre broadband in Seaton Delaval offers huge benefits to local residents and businesses and will help our local economy to flourish.
“Better, faster communications help businesses to grow and stimulate job creation.
“At home, local people can do more online at faster speeds and on multiple devices.
“This is great news for Seaton Delaval and I look forward to even more fibre broadband being rolled out across the rest of my constituency.”
Fibre broadband is already available to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in Blyth and Cramlington, and by the end of BT’s commercial deployment, around 35,000 homes and businesses in the Blyth Valley area will be able to benefit.
The project, iNorthumberland, will see 95 per cent of Northumberland homes and businesses gain access to super-fast fibre broadband.