Bedfordshire village cranks up faster broadband speeds

Homes and businesses in Cranfield urged to get an upgrade
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People living and working in Cranfield can now upgrade to fast broadband.

Back in October, it was announced the village Cranfield would be one of just 13 rural communities to benefit from a new broadband trial, which hoped to find new ways of building full fibre in ‘hard to reach’ areas.

The trial was a huge success and villagers are being encouraged to upgrade.

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Engineers in Cranfield

Engineers have spent the last 10 months building the new network, installing 80 kilometres of fibre cables – that’s enough to stretch from Cranfield to London – to provide more than 2,000 homes and businesses with full fibre broadband.

Openreach’s regional partnership director, Laura Whelan, said: “A huge amount of work has taken place in Cranfield, and our build continued despite the obvious challenges of recent months. People living here are some of the first to benefit from full fibre, thanks to the village being announced as one of our trial locations.

"Now the build is complete, we strongly encourage everyone living and working in Cranfield to find out more about upgrading to full fibre and taking advantage of the many benefits.

“To upgrade, people need to speak to their broadband provider to find out more about how to switch.”