If you did not get to tonight's Annual Parish Meeting you missed a very interesting presentation on the future of Fast Fibre Broadband in Denton.
Former Denton resident, Karen O'Kane, who is the Director of Norfolk County Council's "Better Broadband for Norfolk" Programme, explained how broadband is being rolled out across the County and revealed the challenges this presents in rural areas.
But the most interesting part of the presentation was when she gave details of what is planned for Denton. We were told that this is proceeding in four phases:
- The new cabinet (No.5), at the junction of Trunch Hill and Middle Road, is up and running and servicing 90 properties in the centre of the village.
- The next cabinet (No.8), near Sunbeam Cottage in Norwich Road, will soon be connected and will support 20 properties in that area.
- The next 59 properties, in two sets in other parts of the village, will be connected by direct fibre cables but this will not happen until next year.
- This will leave 5 more properties, in Low Road and the Earsham end of Middle Road, for whom there are no definite plans at the moment.
These are the figures quoted by Karen this evening. They total 174 but there are supposed to be only 158 properties in the village? Watch this space!