Village gets access to high-speed lines

More than 200 homes and businesses in a Northumberland village now have access to high-speed, fibre technology.

Super-fast broadband has been installed in Linton as art of the iNorthumberland programme, which is being delivered by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company and BT.

Peter McIntyre, Arch Group managing director, said: “This is an important step in the campaign to bring faster broadband speeds to every home, business and school in Northumberland.

“The community of Linton should be proud that they are at the forefront in the rural roll-out of fibre broadband and grasp all the benefits and opportunities this new technology can bring.

“I would encourage people to contact the internet service provider of their choice to place an order for this new technology.”

BT is contributing £2.9m towards fibre deployment in ‘non-commercial’ areas, with Northumberland County Council investing £7m, plus its £7m share of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme.

The remaining £2m is coming from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).