AN event in Wrenbury will allow Cheshire East residents to find out more about fibre-optic broadband.

The high speed method of using the internet will be rolled out to more than 80,000 premises over the next 18 months by the Connecting Cheshire partnership.

Councillor David Brown, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, on behalf of the Connecting Cheshire Partnership said: “I urge everyone to attend this event to learn more about the benefits of faster broadband, which will transform how we work, how we learn, how we communicate with friends or family and how we entertain ourselves.

“The digital age is with us – so let’s exploit it.”

The event between 4pm and 8pm at Wrenbury Village Hall, Cholmondley Road, Wrenbury CW5 8HG on February 19 will allow people to discover the benefits of switching to fibre optic.

Experts from BT Openreach will be on hand to explain the technical and logistical challenges, plus there will be information and maps showing where and when the new services will be arriving. Information on the free superfast business support programme will also be available.

The telephone exchange covering Aston, Wrenbury, Newhall, and Sound will be among the first to benefit from upgrades to fibre from the end of March onwards.

This will be followed by exchanges covering parts of Audlem, Wychwood Park, Hough, Stapeley, Crewe Green, Barthomley, Wistaston, Acton and Wybunbury later in the year.

For more information on Connecting Cheshire and proposed fibre coverage visit