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See if you can get superfast broadband

We’re busy deploying and planning the roll out across Cumbria and you can check here for the latest updates on when you can expect to upgrade to fibre broadband. 

The Openreach fibre availability checkerthis external link will open in a new window shows you if you can get fibre broadband to your home or property, however please note that this information is fed from a national database managed by a third party and is outside the County Council’s control.

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Deployment map
Intervention Area - NGA
Intervention Area - BB

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  1. The potential connection speed achievable at an individual property depends on a range of factors including the configuration of a property’s physical connection to the telephone network, choice of equipment within the property and the service package selected from your internet service provider. It is strongly recommended that residents check with their chosen service provider or follow the provided link to the BTOpenreach Line checker to confirm the potential speeds available to their property.
  2. Superfast is defined as a download speed of greater than 24Mbps. Whilst a small number of connections (less than 10%) might be slightly below that, the vast majority are significantly above. In our deployment to date 80% are greater than 30Mbps and 65% are greater than 50Mbps.
  3. This map is provided for illustrative purposes only and Cumbria County Council accepts no responsibility for this map being used as the basis of any commercial or personal investment.
  4. This map outlines the expected works of the Connecting Cumbria Programme only and does not show services that may be available to areas commercially or via any other means.
  5. This map is based on the best information currently available to Cumbria County Council and may change as information is refined or changed within the build programme. In particular any planned work or work in progress are subject to change without notice.

Map showing indicative Phase 1 deployment of fibre broadband

Map showing areas excluded from Connecting Cumbria Phase 2 deployment of Next Generation Access (NGA) fibre broadband

Map showing areas excluded from Connecting Cumbria Phase 2 deployment of basic fibre broadband

Live cabinet list

The live cabinet list shows all the cabinets that have been rolled out across the county as part of the Connecting Cumbria project, this includes relevant locations and cabinet numbers. If you can't see your cabinet on here it may be that it is not yet live, please keep checking the list as it will be updated regularly.

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Connecting Cumbria programme

About phase 1
Phase 1 archive

Connecting Cumbria is a partnership between Cumbria County Council and BT that will boost the local economy by supporting the creation and protection of jobs over the next few years. The county’s enterprise zones are a key priority as superfast broadband will help local businesses to become more competitive but will also help spread these services much further for residential use. The project is being funded by the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), Cumbria County Council and BT.

Phase 1 of the programme is scheduled to run until the summer of 2016.

About phase 2

Phase 2 of Connecting Cumbria is aiming to extend the availability of superfast broadband to 95% of premises across the county by mid 2018. A contract is now in place with BT to deliver this together with commercial deployments in the county.

The deployment strategy of Connecting Cumbria is to provide a superfast broadband infrastructure to as many premises within the available funds.  This means that we select areas for Phase 2 deployment to maximise the premises passed.  All else being equal we do have a preference for areas with more businesses, or areas that have lower percentage coverage from the Phase 1 deployment, but the overarching priority remains to cover as many premises as possible. 

Between 28th November 2014 - 9th January 2015 a public consultation sought opinions on the potential Intervention Areas for superfast and basic broadband in Phase 2. The consultation enabled the public and service providers to comment on the target areas and register opinions. 

Please find below a summary of responses and some further information on how the intervention area is assessed and identified.


Public Consultation Responses Summarythis external link will open in a new window
State Aid Public Consultation Document this external link will open in a new window
Supplementary Notes this external link will open in a new window

Further work has been carried out with service providers since the public consultation closed in order to finalise the intervention area. The result of this  is shown in the maps below.

The grey area on the map is where there is commercial live and planned coverage or Connecting Cumbria Phase 1 live and planned coverage. The white area is the Phase 2 Intervention Area where we are able to invest state aid. Please note that this doesn’t mean that we will provide superfast broadband in all of the white area, but rather this is the area that we will look at in our planning and survey work.

Phase 2 Intervention Area basic broadband - finalthis external link will open in a new window
Phase 2 Intervention Area Next Generation Access superfast broadband - finalthis external link will open in a new window

Welton - Next Generation Access (NGA) Broadbandthis external link will open in a new window

About phase 3

Delivering superfast broadband to the remaining premises in Cumbria is challenging for a number of reasons: they are harder to reach because of demanding terrain and increased distances from infrastructure; and with lower density populations the cost per consumer can be prohibitively high.

Connecting Cumbria and BDUK are exploring solutions to ensure that as many premises as possible in Cumbria can enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband.

Getting a basic broadband service
Reclassification of Postcodes

In 2015 Cumbria County Council’s public consultation, which sought to identify areas which do not have Next Generation (NGA) broadband infrastructure or where there are no plans to provide such infrastructure over the next three years, closed and state aid Intervention Area was set for the Connecting Cumbria programme. Further to this evidence has emerged that NGA services are not available in a number of postcodes where coverage had been claimed during the public consultation.

Following conclusion of our consultation, conducted between 16th January and 13th February 2017, we can confirm that suitable evidence has been put forward to confirm NGA service availability in the 146 postcodes considered for reclassification as  NGA white. On the basis of this Cumbria County Council and Broadband Delivery UK have concluded that NGA services are not available in these postcodes and they should now be reclassified as NGA White thus becoming eligiblefor publicly funded interventionunder the Connecting Cumbria programme.

Please note that funding and technology under the Connecting Cumbria remains limited therefore a postcode becoming NGA White does not guarantee that NGA broadband deployment activity will be undertaken. The Connecting Cumbria programme will continue to work as efficiently as possible to reach as many properties as we can across Cumbria with available funding.   

The 146 postcodes now reclassified as NGA White are:


POSTCODES

CA1 2FD

CA5 7HL

CA7 2QA

CA7 8AB

CA7 8BX

CA7 8NE

CA8 9DX

CA15 6RB

CA5 7HN

CA7 2QB

CA7 8AD

CA7 8BY

CA7 8NG

CA8 9EA

CA5 6AA

CA5 7HQ

CA7 5AA

CA7 8AE

CA7 8BZ

CA7 8NH

CA8 9EB

CA5 6AB

CA6 4BY

CA7 5AB

CA7 8AF

CA7 8DA

CA7 8NJ

CA8 9EE

CA5 6AD

CA7 0JJ

CA7 5AD

CA7 8AG

CA7 8DB

CA7 8NQ

CA8 9EG

CA5 6AF

CA7 0LU

CA7 5AE

CA7 8AH

CA7 8DD

CA8 1LB

CA8 9EH

CA5 6BJ

CA7 0LY

CA7 5DH

CA7 8AJ

CA7 8DG

CA8 1LD

CA8 9EN

CA5 6JD

CA7 1DE

CA7 5DJ

CA7 8AL

CA7 8DH

CA8 1LE

CA8 9HD

CA5 6JE

CA7 1DF

CA7 5DL

CA7 8AN

CA7 8DN

CA8 1LF

CA8 9HQ

CA5 6JF

CA7 1EW

CA7 5DN

CA7 8AQ

CA7 8DW

CA8 1LL

CA8 9JF

CA5 7EP

CA7 2DJ

CA7 5DP

CA7 8AR

CA7 8LJ

CA8 1LN

CA8 9JG

CA5 7ER

CA7 2DR

CA7 5DQ

CA7 8AS

CA7 8LL

CA8 1LT

CA8 9JH

CA5 7ES

CA7 2JR

CA7 5DR

CA7 8AT

CA7 8LN

CA8 1LU

CA8 9JL

CA5 7EW

CA7 2JX

CA7 5DS

CA7 8AU

CA7 8LU

CA8 1LW

CA8 9JN

CA5 7EX

CA7 2NG

CA7 5DT

CA7 8AX

CA7 8LW

CA8 9BS

CA8 9JQ

CA5 7HD

CA7 2NN

CA7 5DW

CA7 8AY

CA7 8LX

CA8 9BU

CA8 9LE

CA5 7HE

CA7 2NW

CA7 5EF

CA7 8BL

CA7 8LY

CA8 9BX

CA8 9LG

CA5 7HF

CA7 2PD

CA7 5EG

CA7 8BS

CA7 8LZ

CA8 9DA

CA8 9LH

CA5 7HG

CA7 2PL

CA7 5EH

CA7 8BT

CA7 8NA

CA8 9DB

CA8 9LQ

CA5 7HH

CA7 2PQ

CA7 5EN

CA7 8BU

CA7 8NB

CA8 9DD

CA8 9NF

CA5 7HJ

CA7 2PU

CA7 5ER

CA7 8BW

CA7 8ND

CA8 9DP

 

Please note

  1. The potential connection speed achievable at an individual property depends on a range of factors including the configuration of a property’s physical connection to the telephone network, choice of equipment within the property and the service package selected from your internet service provider. It is strongly recommended that residents check with their chosen service provider or follow the provided link to the Openreach Line checker to confirm the potential speeds available to their property.
  2. Superfast is defined as a download speed of greater than 24Mbps. Whilst a small number of connections (less than 10%) might be slightly below that, the vast majority are significantly above. In our deployment to date 80% are greater than 30Mbps and 65% are greater than 50Mbps.
  3. This map is provided for illustrative purposes only and Cumbria County Council accepts no responsibility for this map being used as the basis of any commercial or personal investment.
  4. This map outlines the expected works of the Connecting Cumbria Programme only and does not show services that may be available to areas commercially or via any other means.
  5. This map is based on the best information currently available to Cumbria County Council and may change as information is refined or changed within the build programme. In particular any planned work or work in progress are subject to change without notice.

Mobile and Broadband Coverage Checker

 The strength of a mobile signal varies depending on where you live and which provider you chose.

Please click here to visit the Ofcom website for more information and to access the Ofcom Mobile and Broadband Coverage Checker.

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