A GROUP of residents in the Skelsmergh area are now back online after being without internet and landline telephone for around two weeks.

Around 30 people in the area of Garth Row Lane were disconnected last month when a car was involved in a collision with a telegraph pole.

Local resident Michael Venet said residents were expecting B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), a scheme providing fibre optic broadband to more remote areas without the need for overhead copper landlines, to be operational in about two weeks.