Colton Superfast Broadband Why it's important and how we can get it......Mike Postle (

Implications for Colton Parish

The major centres of population (!!) now have access to fast broadband either Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) or, in the case of Lakeside/Finsthwaite fibre to the premises (FTTP). This leaves three not spots: The area around Rusland connected to the Satterthwaite exchange, most of Colton hamlet [Crying face !] and Nibthwaite.


At the moment, I’m working with the Community Fibre Partnership scheme and the Parish council to see how we could progress the first two areas using CFPs in combination with the Gigabit Voucher Scheme. When all the information is to hand, we’ll consult all of you who may be affected to see if the schemes are feasible.  Nibthwaite may solve itself with new connections planned in the Blawith area. In the meantime, if you want further information on CFPs or going down the 4G route for an immediate fast connection, drop me an e-mail.