Extra 2,000 premises to get access to faster broadband

March 29 2015

MORE than 2,000 extra homes and businesses will have access to high speed broadband in South Gloucestershire than originally planned.

MORE than 2,000 extra homes and businesses will have access to high speed broadband in South Gloucestershire than originally planned.
As the first phase of the rollout reaches completion on time and under budget, it has been announced that more than 17,000 premises will be able to use faster broadband, up from the 15,000 target set two years ago.
Areas to have benefited so far from the Great Western Broadband partnership between South Gloucestershire Council, its colleagues in Wiltshire and BT include Winterbourne and Rangeworthy.
When combined with BT’s commercial project, it means that more than 105,000 households and businesses in South Gloucestershire can now get fibre broadband.
Councillor John Goddard, chairman of the council’s resources sub-committee, said: “We are already planning ahead towards the second phase of the rollout when even more communities will be able to benefit from having access to superfast speeds.”
Premises are not connected to fibre broadband automatically. Users have to sign up with their chosen internet provider to get the service.