The Camberley News & Mail reported on Lightwater’s success in being selected for Virgin Media’s ultra-fast broadband service. Thanks to Get Surrey for allowing me a partial reprint of their full article on their Get Surrey website HERE. See my earlier articles about Virgin Media’s initiative, HERE and HERE.
In the photo, Rebecca Jennings-Evans on left, Neil Bartholomew centre, Cllr Peter Martin on right.
Surrey County Council deputy leader Peter Martin and Windlesham Parish Council leader Rebecca Jennings-Evans welcomed Virgin Media executive director Neil Bartholomew to the village as it was unveiled winner.
Lightwater will be among the first sites in the country where the provider uses a faster, less disruptive optical cable installation method called “narrow trenching”, which allows engineers to cover up to 100 metres in a day.
Cllr Martin said, “A service of 200mbps is phenomenal and many people in rural communities can only dream of such a thing.”
Mr Bartholomew said: “Congratulations to the residents of Lightwater for coming eighth on our leader board. The support and interest from this community has exceeded our expectations and we’re delighted to be supercharging Lightwater. By investing and delivering better connectivity in Surrey, it shows that ultrafast broadband isn’t just for the big cities.”