by Paul Hodgkinson on 3 September, 2015
Fed up with slow internet speeds and constant buffering?
Following on from the first rollout of faster broadband to some Cotswold towns and villages including Andoversford, the County Council has now announced a second phase.
Just over six and a half thousand properties in the rural Cotswolds will be hooked up to the faster service by autumn 2017. The new supplier, Gigaclear, has a record of connecting rural homes in other counties and have announced that the new roll has already started this autumn.
Places to benefit first include Seven Springs, Coberley and Colesbourne, followed later by Withington, Chedworth and Cold Aston.
The “Fastershire’ website shows all homes included in the new roll out – take a look to see if you’re included under ‘Phase Two’. If you’re not and think you should be please contact Fastershire directly or Councillor Paul Hodgkinson.
Paul has welcomed the news: “For those homes getting this good news it is very welcome – many of us are fed up with painfully slow connections and this can’t come a minute too soon. It’s great that our area will be the first in the Cotswolds to get the better service. 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 with severe financial problems so can we as the fourth biggest economy in the World!
“I will continue to fight for every house to get access to a better service.”
Paul added: “Now the battle to get a decent phone signal everywhere is about to get more intense. There are too many ‘not spots’ which need addressing.”