Faversham, Sheldwich, Painters Forstal and Davington will be some of the first places in the country to benefit from a full fibre broadband network.
This is part of Openreach’s work to connect market towns, villages, and rural areas to ultra-fast broadband.
Whether you’re running a business, staying in touch with family, doing homework or paying your bills, a quick and reliable internet connection is essential.
Openreach has already begun survey work in Faversham and work on installing the fibre cabling is expected to start in April.
Investment often goes to those areas that are already connected – making a good broadband connection even faster, rather than focusing on getting everyone connected. So this focus on getting smaller towns and rural areas connected is particularly welcome.
I know there are many places in Kent that need better broadband, but this is a step in the right direction.
With £5 billion in funding from the Government to connect the hardest to reach places, and a commitment to a nation-wide fibre network by 2025, painfully slow broadband should be a thing of the past.