LIGHTNING-fast broadband will soon be available in St Bees thanks to the Government’s Project Gigabit rollout to rural areas, with work due to be carried out by Fibrus.

St Bees is the latest village that will benefit from Full Fibre in Cumbria, and Fibrus teams and contractors will be in the area carrying out work to make the high-speed connectivity possible.

Fibrus has pledged to keep any inconvenience to residents and businesses to a minimum.

The build forms part of Fibrus’ work to connect tens of thousands of people living and working in rural Cumbria to high-speed connectivity as part of a £108 million government contract.

Project Gigabit is the government's mission to bring lightning-fast, reliable broadband to hard-to-reach communities across the UK, and the build in St Bees will help pave the way for connections in the area as part of this project.

Chris Collins, head of Network Build at Fibrus, said: “At Fibrus, we use a full-fibre optic cable all the way to the premises creating a quality and reliability that cannot be achieved any other way.

“This will make a big difference to local businesses and families in St Bees, allowing them to access more reliable broadband rather than having to rely on slow copper wires for their internet.

“Once the work is complete, people will be able to take advantage of Fibrus’ Full Fibre Broadband, with speeds of up to 1Gb.”

The Government’s minister for data and digital Julia Lopez said:  "Project Gigabit’s rollout across Cumbria means people in St Bees will soon benefit from the fastest speeds on the market, backed by £108 million in Government funding.

“Our project is pressing ahead with lightning speed, as we deliver better connectivity for people faster than any other country in Europe.

“Fast, reliable internet access is vital for everyday life, from doing business and shopping to using local health care services.  By building better digital infrastructure, we’re unlocking opportunities and driving economic growth, no matter where you live or work."

Any residents with questions or concerns about the work being carried out in St Bees can get in touch with Fibrus by visiting, or by looking at their FAQ page, at