Full fibre broadband scheme begins work in Haringey

Another project to bring full fibre broadband to houses across the UK has begun in Haringey, London as work begins on a multi-million pound investment. 

Supported by Haringey Council in an effort to ‘boost digital infrastructure in the borough’, the first in a series of projects seeing the installation of main cables and equipment is being carried out by 4Fibre, one of the three internet providers working with the council.

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Systems being installed by the provider allow for multiple, independent full fibre services to utilise the infrastructure, meaning that the work, benefiting people in the Seven Sisters area, will only need to be carried out once. 

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Jobs and Community Cohesion, Cllr Adam Jogee, spoke of the chance to boost the economy and support  through the project said: ‘With the foundations now firmly in place for this new initiative, local people across Haringey will not only have access to a wider platform of information that will enhance their day to day lives but they will – now – also be given multiple opportunities to thrive; allowing them to create a better future for themselves, their families and our community.’ 

Work on this installation is expected to be completed next month with the project as a whole planned for completion within three years. Upon completion, 21,000 social housing properties, and other residents from across the borough, will be offered various broadband packages depending on providers. 

Broadband projects are in motion across the UK, with many supported by the government’s £5bn scheme to connect hard to reach areas in the country, including one in Cumbria which began work last month to connect 60,000 businesses and homes with ultra-fast broadband. 

Haringey’s project will also be rolled out to local businesses, as well as community hubs and council-owned buildings which will offer free Wi-Fi connections. Internet providers Community Fibre and Hyperoptic will also be working on the programme. 

As part of the digital infrastructure scheme, the council will also be running digital inclusion training schemes and offering ‘various opportunities’ including ‘jobs, apprentices, work experience’ and other training.

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