Promoting the delivery of fibre-optic broadband to the North West of England is the core objective of the Connecting Cheshire project launched by four local councils and BT in 2013. The project aims to provide 96% of Cheshire homes and businesses with superfast connections when complete.
David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield is a vocal supporter of the project, particularly the connection of Cheshire’s many rural areas to the fibre-optic network. He recently remarked that “The service will make a real difference to people’s lives… and will allow local businesses to expand and be more competitive.”
PennWhite, itself based in Cheshire, supplies a unique cable lubricant to contractors installing superfast broadband across the UK. PennWhite's PWL 9702A is a water based thixotropic lubricant developed to facilitate the installation of telecoms and fibre-optic cable in underground sub-ducts. Its high viscosity silicone polymers and perfectly spherical microspheres mean it is the only such product that satisfys BT's MAT 138A specification. It’s nice to know our products are helping our local community via the Connecting Cheshire project.