There are many benefits to living in the countryside, but a strong broadband connection is usually not one of them.
Alncom is a company that is aiming to change that. They have announced plans to support a digital transformation in rural areas in the North of England.
This ambitious plan includes an aim of connecting a further 25,000 rural premises with fibre broadband.
They are also investing in a 10gig capable fibre network that will provide hyperfast broadband to some of the hardest to reach properties in the region.
Locals have praised the development, with one resident stating: “We’ve suffered from poor, unreliable broadband for years and a number of companies have raised our hopes with false promises of a fibre connection. Alncom has actually done it and the transformation is unbelievable.”
Alncom’s dedication to rural communities has gone even further, with the company also installing free fibre broadband into several village halls.
MD of the company, Stephen Pinchen, discussed their commitment to the project. He said: “The need for reliable, high-speed broadband has never been more important. It is incredibly satisfying to see our plans coming to fruition and witness the positive impact this has had on our rural communities.”
This sentiment was echoed by the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP Secretary of State for International Trade.
She added: “Alncom is a very important business in the area, providing job opportunities and improving broadband provision for many residents who may have had to wait a long period of time to be connected. I am so grateful for all the work they are putting into the infrastructure to make the hard to reach areas included.”