Superfast Wireless Broadband

Over the past few months local representatives including County Councillor Glen Sanderson, Northumbrian Water, iNorthumberland, landowners and local residents have been leading on a new initiative to bring superfast broadband to parts of the rural communities of Fontburn, Rothley and Nunnykirk.

This has now been achieved in many areas, with further coverage happening in the coming months.

Why do I need Superfast Broadband?

Superfast broadband opens up a whole new world of cutting -edge software and applications that connect you with people all over the world. Some of the benefits for both businesses and residents can be found on the back of this flyer and there is a lot more information on our website.

Can I access it?

Yes, your property is able to access superfast wireless broadband. Please note that the service is available only through Alncom.

How do I upgrade my connection?

The faster speeds do not happen automatically. To benefit you need to contact Alncom and discuss which package you’d like to order. Further information on ordering a wireless service can be found on the Alncom website here

How much does it cost?

The cost of superfast broadband depends on a lot of different factors such as the speed you want and the amount of data you use. Please note if you are currently part way through a contract with another supplier you may wish to wait until this contract expires before upgrading.

Below are the current residential packages that Alncom offer (as of April 2018). All of these packages come with unlimited data. Other speeds or business packages are also available for negotiation. The installation costs with Alncom are £495 inc VAT.

Upto 2mbps- £15 per month inc VAT

Upto 10mbps- £25 per month inc VAT

Upto 20mbps- £35 per month inc VAT

Upto 30mbps- £45 per month inc VAT

If your current broadband provides you with speeds of less than 2Mbps, you may be eligible for a grant of £350 to help towards to cost of installing a wireless broadband service. Further details and the application for this grant can be found here

Find out more

Have a look at our website at, where we have answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you still have any queries then please email us at or call 01670 626001.

You can also contact Alncom if the issue relates to a service they have provided you with. Email or call 01665 604816.


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