Villages to get project first

Residents in Widdrington Station will benefit from the multi-million pound iNorthumberland project three months ahead of schedule.

Alnmouth and Lesbury have also been selected in the first phase of the project which will see fibre broadband made available to thousands more homes and businesses within the next six months. More than 10,700 homes and businesses across 11 communities are to be included in the first stages of the roll-out programme. There will also be a substantial investment in making fibre broadband more widely available in areas which already have the high-speed technology such as Blyth, Ashington, Morpeth and Seaton Delaval. The broadband programme will be delivered by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company and BT.