Fastershire is delivering faster broadband to Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Follow the steps below to find out if you can benefit from faster broadband today.
Your line won’t automatically be upgraded once fibre is available in your area. You'll need to get in touch with a broadband provider of your choice and place an order to upgrade. There's a lot of different offers available, so we've put together a few things you might want to consider when choosing a package.
We've finished more than half of our overhead cabling in the Gorlsey exchange area, which is needed for the fibre to the premises that we're delivering to some of the area. Underground cabling is progressing well, however we do need to schedule the use traffic lights so we can finish the cabling in some areas. We need to do this to safely manage the flow of traffic whilst we access cable routes which run beneath the carriageway.
This week our engineers are out and about in and around Bosbury, Bridge Sollars, Canon Pyon, Harewood End, Shipton Under Wychwood and Uley.
Fibre is now available to some homes and businesses in the Pontshill and Pontshill Marsh areas, as Cabinet 2 on the Lea exchange has been fibre enabled. Find out if you can get it here.
This is what the inside of an underground duct box looks like. Our engineers pull the protective fibre tubing from one box to the next along that the fibre will be laid….
…and then connect it up to the length of tubing that they previously laid. This gives a continous stretch of tubing from the exchange out to the cabinets which we then blow fibre cable though.
We've made good progress clearing the blockages on the route from the Hereford exchange out to the Bromyard exchange. Our team expect to finish laying fibre to the Bromyard exchange in the next few weeks. The next step is to then lay the fibre cable from the exchange building out to the local communities so that the cabinets are connected to the fibre network.
This week our engineers are out and about in and around Bosbury, Coln St Aldwyn, Harewood End, Ivington, Longtown Castle, Moccas, Tetbury, Uley and Wormelow.
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A couple more cabinets have gone live this week in the Weobley and Tetbury exchange areas. Find out if you can upgrade by using our line checker.
Would you like to help spread the word about fibre availability in your area? We're looking for people who can help us by putting up posters in your local area, as well as distributing coasters that your local pub or cafe may find useful. If you'd like to get involved please get in touch here. Giant rubber duck not included!
In the Harewood End area we're working with the Herefordshire Highways department to plan the use of temporary traffic lights on the A49 and B4348. We need to do this so that we can lay the fibre cable in the area. We'll make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum.
This week our engineers are working in and around Bosbury, Burghill, Coln St Aldwyn, Harewood End, Longtown Castle, Moccas, Pencombe, Stroud and Winchcombe.
We've finished laying all of the 'sub duct' in the Tibberton area. 'Sub Duct' is a tube that we lay in the underground ducts and we pull the fibre cable through it. It protects the fibre from the elements.
More cabinets have gone live in the Hardwicke, Madley and Tetbury exchange areas. Check your details on our line checker to see if you can get fibre broadband.
This week our engineers are out and about in Canon Pyon, Coln St Aldwyn, Hardwick, Harewood End, Longtown Castle, Moccas, Pencombe, Stonehouse, Uley and Winchcombe.
We enjoyed meeting locals at the Lechlade Duck Race, and it was great to be able to let them know that they can now go faster. Find out if you can upgrade to faster broadband here.
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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...