The Parish Council has been asked regularly by Sandford residents when they might expect superfast fibre broadband to arrive in the village. I recently wrote to Connecting Cumbria and I copy their reply below. Essentially, they say that it should be operational by March 2018. They also urge all interested residents to register with Connecting Cumbria so they can be notified by email of progress to connect Sandford.

David Keetley

Chair

Warcop Parish Council

Thank you for your email regarding fibre broadband in Sandford.

 I can confirm that that there are now future plans under the Connecting Cumbria programme to make fibre available to your postcode area under Connecting Cumbria by March 2018, this has been done by moving a planned cabinet to be upgraded closer to Sandford to ensure this gets coverage.

 The delivery of fibre broadband is a complex process, with many possible engineering problems being encountered during the delivery process.  Therefore until the full cabinet and power installation has been completed, we cannot accurately confirm when fibre will be available for residents of Sandford to order.

 I would ask you to urge residents to register with us at www.connectingcumbria.org to ensure they receive an email notification when fibre is available to order.

 Many thanks

 Amy Jones

 Regards

Connecting Cumbria

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