Could Fibre to the Home be on its way to Berwick?
This is still very much on the drawing board, but it seems Berwick Borough Council is looking towards the future, with a significant boost to broadband services in the area. A government led scheme the Digital Challenge is set to close on Friday 28th April. Berwick Council is to lodge a bid via the scheme that may benefit to the sum of £200,000 for further evaluation, with an eye on £7,000,000 to develop community Internet access.
The Berwick bid has support from Northumberland Strategic Partnership and One NorthEast, and if successful may pave the way for a mixed network solution that could see Fibre to the Home deployed in the area, along with wireless broadband connections. More information on the bid is at the Berwick Today website.