Fastershire goes back to school in Weobley
26th October, 2015
The Fastershire team and Openreach apprentice, Joe Richards met up with pupils at Weobley
Primary School to give them an insight into communications past, present and future.
Weobley is one of
the latest areas to benefit from the deployment of fibre broadband.
The visit also
coincided with Get Online Week, a national campaign to encourage more internet
The pupils learned first-hand about everything from how a phone call is made to how
fibre optic broadband works.
Miss Ruth Leopold,
deputy head teacher, said: “Increasingly we’re using the internet more and more
to support learning in the classroom and for homework. Now we all have a
greater understanding of how the technology works.”
Powell, the lead cabinet member for broadband, said: “It’s great news
that another area of Herefordshire can now access faster broadband, and it is
especially nice to introduce school children to the benefits they should be
able to experience.
“The roll-out of
faster broadband in rural areas does come with significant logistical
difficulties, but we are working hard to ensure the current contract with BT
delivers to around 90 per cent of the county by the end of 2016. In addition,
further funding secured from National Government will enable us to increase
this reach even deeper into rural areas, and ensure that by the end of 2018
anyone in Herefordshire who needs faster broadband will be able to access it.”