Fastershire is delivering faster broadband to Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Follow the steps below to find out if you can benefit from faster broadband today.
Here we are clearing out a cable chamber that's nearly overflowing with silt and sludge. We're using ‘Gully Sucking’ equipment in the picture to vacuum the silt and sludge away. We often find underground chambers looking like this as heavy rain moves the silt and sludge from grass banks and verges into our carriageway chambers.
If you live in Much Birch then you may be able to upgrade to fibre broadband. Find out here if you can.
Our engineers have a head for heights, and are often up poles hanging fibre cable in areas where we're delivering FTTP. In Herefordshire we've had to do a fair bit of tree-cutting so that there's nothing obstructing the cables.
We've now finished engineering work on the first cabinet to be upgraded in the St Weonards area. The cabinet is now moving through the commissioning process and should go live in the next few weeks.
This week our engineers are working in and around Alderton, Bodenham, Bridge Sollars, Burghill, Burley Gate, Lydney, Moccas, Presteigne, Shipton under Wychwood, Stonehouse, Symonds Yat, Westbury on Severn.
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We need to replace 1km of underground duct between Madley exchange and Michaelchurch, so there will be some road closures in the area over the coming weeks while we do this work.
The first cabinet in the Didmarton exchange area has now gone live. Find out here if you can upgrade to fibre broadband.
Fibre jargon explained - anyone talking about an EO line is talking about an Exchange Only line. This is where a line is connected directly to the telephone exchange and not connected to a green roadside cabinet. We're upgrading some exchange only lines through either the installation of a new cabinet, or some areas will have the network structure built to deliver fibre to the premises.
This week our engineers are working in and around Dymock, Moccas, Leysters, Bodenham, Burghill, Wormelow, Harewood End, Uley.
We're at the Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend (17th to 19th July). We'll be in the Blue Zone, ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have about the Fastershire rollout of fibre broadband across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. See you there!
Fastershire has now rolled out fibre broadband to more than 50,000 homes and businesses across Herefordshire. If fibre is available to you then you\'ll need to contact a Broadband Provider to upgrade your line. This doesn’t have to cost much more than your current package. We've got a list of providers here to help you shop around.
Fibre jargon explained - FTTP means Fibre to the Premises. This is where fibre-optic cables run right to the door of each house or business. With FTTP, we in Fastershire are laying the fibre to a central point, and the fibre is only connected to a property when the resident decides to upgrade their line with a FTTP product. FTTP is subject to survey and there may be connection costs.
The first cabinet has gone live in the Pembridge area. You can check here to see if you can upgrade your line.
This week our engineers are working in and around Alderton, Bodenham, Burghill, Harewood End, Leysters, Moccas, Stonehouse, Sutton St. Nicholas, Uley and Wormelow.
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Six cabinets are now live in and around Bromyard. Find out here if fibre is available on your line. If it is, you'll need to contact a broadband provider to upgrade your broadband package.
Fibre jargon explained - FTTC means Fibre to the Cabinet. This is where fibre-optic cables are laid right up to the green roadside cabinet. Existing copper cables connect the cabinet to homes and businesses. The closer your are to the cabinet, the faster the speed you'll be able to get.
This week our engineers are working in and around Alderton, Bromesberrow, Burghill, Harewood End, Leysters, Moccas, Much Marcle, Sutton St. Nicholas, Uley, Wormelow.
Our current rollout aims to deliver 90% fibre coverage and ends at the end of 2015 in Gloucestershire and 2016 in Herefordshire. But future phases will extend that coverage even further...