Conecting Cumbria Digital Inclusion Event

Date: Wednesday 16 March 2016 - 7:00pm

Have you checked if you have access to Superfast Broadband?

Roll out of fibre broadband is now in full swing across Cumbria and has arrived in Coniston and around the area.

The county council led Connecting Cumbria project to build a fibre network around the county is ahead of schedule. The current phase of the multi-million pound project will run until June 2016 by which over 115,000 homes and businesses will have access to order superfast fibre broadband, with more to come in Phase 2.

Cumbrian residents and businesses are being encouraged to connect to the superfast broadband speeds that are now available to them. Thanks to Connecting Cumbria, more than 113,000 business and home premises can now benefit from the superfast technology since the first connections were made in October 2013.

However, having superfast broadband in your area doesn’t mean you are automatically connected to it, and many are missing out by not calling their service provider to upgrade.

Digital Inclusion Programme – How to benefit from Superfast Broadband
The financial benefits of using the internet can range from around £1000 per year for a new user to £3500 for an advanced user who is able to access the best deals and offers online or learn a whole new skill via a free online course.

For business, superfast delivers access to new technology and solutions that can help a business reduce costs, deliver better service, help differentiate your business and offer new revenues and opportunities. For hotels, B&B’s and holiday lets there are new services that your customers now expect.
Find out more at or come along to the event at the Community Development Centre.

A special event for the surrounding communities has been arranged for 16th March starting at 7.00pm in the CDC, Coniston Primary School.

Find out if you can access superfast broadband in 3 easy steps…

1) Check your area has been enabled by using the online postcode checker at This will tell you the status of progress on the cabinet that you are connected to. If it isn’t available to you yet, you can register your interest at and Connecting Cumbria will let you know when it has become live via email. You will also find updates on Twitter @Connect_Cumbria.

2) Contact your chosen Internet Service Provider to order (ISP)
Lots of internet service providers offer fibre broadband for the home and for business. Please be aware not all providers are offering the service just yet. Use a price comparison site to check out the deals they have available and choose one that best suits your needs. The best option for you might not necessarily be the cheapest, but it could be a lot cheaper than you think!

If you’ve got a query that your Internet Service Provider can’t resolve, email

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