Faster broadband for the Cotswolds

Following on from the first rollout of faster broadband to some Cotswold towns and villages, the County Council has now announced a second phase.
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Just over six thousand properties in the rural Cotswolds will be hooked up to the faster service by 2017. The new supplier, Gigaclear, has a record of connecting rural homes. Villages to benefit include Chedworth, Withington and Colesbourne.

Speaking to journalists following the announcement, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson welcomed the news but says he wants the plans to go further:

“For those homes getting this good news it is very welcome but having looked at the list of properties it still means that quite a lot of people will miss out.  This is now an essential service in the 21st century. I was in Greece recently where even in the remotest areas there was  a 4G phone signal and fast broadband – if they can do it so can we! 

“I will continue to fight for every house to get access to a better service.”

One thought on “Faster broadband for the Cotswolds

  1. Judith White says:

    Thanks for the meeting you attended at Northleach last week. I apologise again for leaving early; it was incredibly ill-mannered but I believe you were aware of the general air of frustration. Mill End Northleach appears to have slipped through the net and considering it is literally 80 paces from the Market Place it is unbelievable that reception here is stil completely erratic. I’m sure you will do all you can to get these problems resolved for us. Thank you again for your time. Only sorry it was not the best use of it!
    Best wishes,Judith White

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