Broadband issues to be discussed at meeting

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A public meeting has been arranged for rural residents who are still waiting to hear if there is the potential for superfast broadband to be delivered in their area.

The iNorthumberland programme aims to bring this internet speed to 95 per cent of the county by the end of 2017.

Further funds are being sought to extend the coverage and satellite broadband is suggested for the areas that are not in the fibre roll-out programme at the moment.

Working with the parishes of Rothley and Hollinghill, Nunnykirk, Cambo, and Netherwitton, county councillor Glen Sanderson has invited representatives from the authority and BT to attend to hear concerns.

He said: “Local residents who live out in the countryside often are the last to benefit from new technology.

“Hopefully, new ideas can be considered to help those homes and businesses desperate for faster broadband.”

The meeting will take place on Wednesday in Cambo Village Hall from 6pm to 7.30pm.