Connecting Cumbria Newsletter
Welcome to the January edition of the Connecting Cumbria newsletter. We would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a happy new year and thank you for your continued support of the deployment of improved broadband services across Cumbria.
In this edition we take a look at the advantages of a fibre broadband connection and remind readers of the steps they should take to check to see if they can upgrade their current service. We catch up with the Digital Tech Cumbria team and look to businesses who have already upgraded their service to talk to us about how their fibre broadband supports them in what they do.
If you would like to see any specific topics covered in future editions of the newsletter then please email us at email@example.com
The Benefits of Fibre Broadband
To read the full article and to find out the full findings of this survey, please visit: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/broadband/article/the-benefits-of-fibre-broadband-gigabit-aBQ199p7pITR - Which?
How do I check to see if I can order a fibre broadband service?
To check if you can order improved services please visit our website.
Digital Tech Cumbria Broadband Support
The programme is known for its webinars and masterclasses and its 1-2-1 adviser support on all things digital but did you know that the team is working with Connecting Cumbria and partners to improve broadband provision too?
“While the picture across Cumbria has improved a lot in recent years, there are still gaps in the fibre network and still businesses and properties that are struggling with slow internet speeds,” explains DTC’s Business Support Programme Manager, Janet Addison. “Part of our remit is to improve the broadband speeds – upload and download – and there have proved to be a number of successful approaches.”
Solutions so far have included:
Suppliers such as Online Systems and Eclipse Office Technologies have been involved and the target is to improve speeds for every SME in the county, making the most of existing contracts and looking for new approaches where needed.
If you think Digital Tech Cumbria’s advisers might be able to help you, please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the DTC website https://dtc.winningmoves.com/. There’s also a blog all about broadband connectivity under Digital Insights on the website.
Launch of Help to Grow: Digital
Applications to this scheme are now open – to find out more please visit Help to Grow – Take your business to the next level (campaign.gov.uk)
Call to Businesses using Fibre Broadband!
Please contact the team at email@example.com to find out more.
All incidents must still be reported to the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 807060 first. They are the regulatory authority.
South Cumbria Rivers Trust (SCRT) have designed a pollution incident map for the public to record local pollution events in our rivers, lakes and becks. Making pollution reports visible for the first time, SCRT aim to inform water quality improvements in South Cumbria through the collection of this data.
Water quality is deteriorating due to various forms of pollution including nutrient inputs. After reports and feedback from the community about repeated pollution events including a lack of visibility to inform individual action to do more, SCRT have developed a system to help empower people to make changes and do more to protect their local watercourse/s.