If you were inconvenienced by the temporary traffic lights along the A695 today, it may lessen the annoyance to know it was all in the good cause of super fast broadband. Today Openreach (the BT company that installs and maintains the infrastructure) were at the new cabinets along the A695 installing the main fibre optic cable that will link them to the main network.
According to one of the chaps who was working on the Cade Hill Road cabinet (pictured above), we are still some way off the activation date because the cable from Hexham still needs to be installed. This will require a number of further roadworks between Stocksfield and Hexham.
Still, the activity is welcome, and it's good to see things getting ever closer.