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Birtley is overlooked by the Angel of the North, which welcomes around 90,000 daily visitors and stands guard over the North East. But are people in Birtley benefiting from the best internet speeds, or could they do with a little extra divine digital intervention? Find out in this guide to broadband in Birtley.

The town has expanded considerably since the Second World War and could soon be home to a new superstore, which received planning approval in December 2012 and could deliver up to 250 new jobs for the local economy. But to operate efficiently, a large business like this needs a steadfast broadband supply for its day-to-day administrative tasks. Is Birtley delivering digitally?

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Tyne and Wear's most iconic landmark

By the late 19th Century Birtley was a small coal mining and iron centre, and contained a population of more than 2,200 by the early 1870s. The town was also home to the Royal Ordnance Factory, an important munitions factory that was fortunate to survive bombing during the Battle of Britain but was eventually replaced by a new business centre in 2011.

The nearby Angel of the North was completed in 1998 and was designed by the sculptor Antony Mark David Gormley, who also designed monuments in Liverpool and New York. Many residents in Birtley regularly refer to it as the 'Gateshead Flasher' due to its prominent appearance on the Low Fell. Now, with plans for hundreds of new homes in Birtley as part of a £350million Gateshead Regeneration Partnership scheme, the town needs a consistent broadband network to ensure that all of its future residents have reliable internet services.

Broadband speeds to the north of Station Lane and west of Durham Road are between 9Mbps to 17Mbps, which is quite reasonable and certainly reflective of average UK internet speeds. However, connections further east near Mount Pleasant Road are slower at approximately 6Mbps, while speeds to the east of Newcastle Bank are around 5Mbps to 8Mbps. However, even these figures are still acceptable for most digital services like e-mailing and online shopping, but hopefully there will be further improvements to the overall quality of broadband in Birtley in the near future.

Broadband providers and services

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Fibre optic broadband

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BT Infinity

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TalkTalk fibre broadband

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Sky broadband

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Virgin Media cable broadband

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BT broadband

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Plusnet broadband

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