March has seen the 6Gi Internet for everyone initiative hit an important landmark.
100 new free connections have now been installed in homes and community venues throughout the Blackburn area.
As numbers continue to grow, we received a timely reminder this week of just how relevant each individual connection can be.
Back in May 2020, we were asked by a local charity to connect a family that they were helping.
This is the feedback that we received from the family.
“The installation was great and straightforward. The workers that came were very polite and professional and all in all everything was quickly done.”
“….. without it my 10-year-old daughter would have seriously struggled with schoolwork, keeping in touch with family and friends and playing online her games in her free time.”
“I’ve been shielding for nearly 12 months now and, without this contact with the outside world and being able to online bank and shop online, I would have seriously struggled to manage, stay safe and stay sane !!!!”
Ian Clough, who coordinates the 6Gi Internet for everyone initiative said, “It was great to receive this positive feedback. It really emphasises how important a home internet connection is. Not just during lockdown but as an ongoing resource. Cost and long-term contract should never be a barrier to being able to get online at home.”
For more information on the 6Gi Internet for everyone initiative, please contact Ian Clough