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Fastershire is delivering faster broadband to Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Follow the steps below to find out if you can benefit from faster broadband today.

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What's Happening?
1 day ago:

If you're new to the online world, or if you're helping someone get helps new users navigate the internet. The guides are available from our schools page. 

2 days ago:

The first fibre  cabinets have gone live in Churchdown, Falfield,   Staunton Court, Tibberton, Tirley. Find out how to go faster here.  

3 days ago:

The first fibre cabinet has gone live in the  Lyonshall area. Find out here if you can upgrade to fibre broadband.  

4 days ago:

Our engineers work in the best office in the world. 

5 days ago:

This week our engineers are working in and around Leominster, Harewood End, Lydney, Stow on the Wold, Moccas, Eardisley, Blockley, Sutton St.Nicholas. 

1 week ago: Breaking News

The full premise list for our rollout of ultrafast broadband in the Cotswolds is now available at our Phase Two webpage. 

1 week ago:

Do you have good passwords for your online accounts? Fastershire Buzz shows you how to protect yourself online with a strong but memorable password. 

1 week ago:

The first homes and businesses in Bridge Sollars, Fownhope and Holme Lacy can now upgrade to fibre broadband. Find out if you're one of these here. 

1 week ago:

We're going to be doing rock drilling in the Walford Road area of Ross on Wye towards the end of August, so that we can stand up 6 new poles. There will be 2 days of road closures on the B4234 while we do this work and we will put signposted diversions in place while we do this work.


We need to do this work so we can connect the last cabinet in the area to the fibre network.  

1 week ago:

Around 1,850 homes and businesses in Bromyard now have access to fibre broadband. A new connection to the main telephone network running from Hereford to Bromyard - a total distance of 15 miles - had to be installed to bring fibre to the area. This work was very complex because engineers had to lay the fibre cable across areas where national carriers of gas and electricity have their main networks, with high pressure gas mains and high voltage power cables buried deep underground.

Penny Gilbert from Gilberts Equestrian and Sport celebrated the arrival of fibre with MP Bill Wiggin, Cllr Fred Clark and Bill Murphy, BT’s managing director for next generation access. Penny said "We’ve recently launched our online shop and new website so we’re looking forward to having fibre broadband installed as it will make updates to the website so much quicker. Having an online shop will really help us to grow the business." 

1 week ago:

This week our engineers are working in and around Alderton, Bridge Sollars, Dymock, Eardisley, Lydney, Moccas, Ross on Wye, Stonehouse and Stow on the Wold. 

1 week ago:

Notice of road closure in the Madley area  - We'll be closing part of the B4352 tomorrow (Tuesday 18th August) so that we can lay fibre cable in the area.

We're sorry this may cause some disruption, but we need to do this work so we can bring fibre broadband to the local area. There will be signposted diversions in place while we do this work.

 

2 weeks ago:

Notice of road closure in the Madley area  - We need to close part of the B4352 on Tuesday 18th August so that we can lay fibre cable in the area.

We're sorry this may cause some disruption, but we need to do this work so we can bring fibre broadband to the local area. There will be signposted diversions in place while we do this work.

 

2 weeks ago:

Once we've delivered fibre to an area you won’t automatically be upgraded, you'll need to contact a broadband provider to upgrade your broadband package. Fastershire Buzz shows you how to upgrade to fibre broadband. 

2 weeks ago:

The first homes and businesses in Tibberton can now upgrade to fibre broadband cabinet in Tibberton has been upgraded to fibre broadband. Find out here if you are one of them.  

2 weeks ago:

The first two cabinets have gone live in and  around Lyonshall. If you live in this area, you can check if you can upgrade to fibre here. 

2 weeks ago:

This picture shows how we take our optical fibre cables from an underground network to an overhead network. We usually have a chamber close to the base of a pole that we run the cables through before running them overhead. route for the cable is blocked and requires a new small duct track. In this instance the route for the cable is blocked and requires a new small duct track.  The cables are always coiled, this means we can take them out of the chamber and into the workstations of the vehicles prior to opening or jointing the cables, providing a clean and dry environment.   

2 weeks ago:

A lot of the fibre cable is laid underground, but there are areas where we have to run the cables overhead.  We are running fibre from the box in this picture  to an overhead pole. The muddy water in the box doesn’t affect the cables as they are installed through ‘sub duct’ which protects the cables from water and adverse conditions. 

2 weeks ago:

This week our engineers are working in and around the following areas: Yarpole, Ledbury, Moccas, Bridge Sollars, Burghill, Lydney, Alderton, Stow on the Wold 

3 weeks ago:

You may see some of our team cutting back trees on the sides of local roads. We need to do this so that we can hang the overhead cable along roadside routes. Here's our team in action in Burghill.  

How are we doing?
64,500 faster homes and businesses
702 Kms fibre laid
72 exchange areas live
316 cabinets live
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What's next for Fastershire...

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...

see our future plans >


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