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Phase One - The Rollout

The phase 1 Fastershire rollout of faster broadband across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire was delivered by BT and was split into 14 areas (each consists of several exchange areas) which are shown on the map below.


Area 1

We’ve finished work across the majority of area 1, and 73 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband across this area.

We're in the process of finishing the final engineering work on the last 2 cabinets in the Lea and St.Weonards areas and we expect these to go live in April. We've got a road closure planned in April to finish laying fibre to the last cabinet to go live in the Symonds Yat exchange area, and this cabinet is likely to go live in May. We've been working with a local landowner to get agreement to do some work over their land on the last cabinet to be enabled in How Caple. It this is agreed then this cabinet is also likely to go live in May.

10,270 homes and businesses now have access to faster broadband in and around Carey, Gorsley, Harewood End, Lea, Llangarron, Much Marcle, Ross on Wye, St Weonards, Symonds Yat and Upton Bishop.

Area 1 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Carey
  • Gorsley
  • Harewood End
  • How Caple
  • Lea
  • Llangarron
  • Much Marcle
  • Ross-On-Wye
  • Skenfrith
  • St.Weonards
  • Symonds Yat
  • Upton Bishop

There may be some exchanges or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband. However all homes and businesses in the project area are expected to have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016.


Area 2

Work to deliver fibre broadband as part of the current rollout has now finished in Area 2 and 65 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband across this area.

19,458 homes and businesses now have access to faster broadband in and around Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Longhope, Lydbrook, Monmouth, St. Briavels and Whitecroft.

Area 2 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Drybrook
  • Longhope
  • Lydbrook
  • Monmouth
  • St. Briavels
  • Whitecroft

Area 3

Surveying and planning has finished in this area, and the rollout of faster broadband as part of the Fastershire project started on 31st December 2013.

Work to deliver fibre broadband as part of the current rollout has now finished in Area 3 and 23 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband across this area.

5,109 homes and businesses, that are not part of the Openreach commercial programme, can access faster broadband in and around Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Shurdington and Winchcombe.

Area 3 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Bishops Cleeve
  • Cheltenham
  • Shurdington
  • Winchcombe
  • Witcombe*

There may be some exchanges* or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.


Area 4

Surveying and planning has finished in this area, and engineering work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project started on target by the 30th September 2014.

Work to deliver fibre broadband as part of the current rollout has now finished in Area 4 and 44 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband across this area.

7,740 homes and businesses can access fibre broadband in and around Berkeley, Blakeney, Churchdown, Falfield, Gloucester, Hardwicke, Hartpury, Newent, Staunton Court, Tibberton, Tirley, Twigworth and Westbury on Severn.

Area 4 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Berkeley
  • Blakeney
  • Churchdown
  • Falfield*
  • Gloucester
  • Hardwicke
  • Hartpury
  • Minsterworth**
  • Newent
  • Staunton Court
  • Tibberton
  • Tirley
  • Twigworth
  • Westbury-On-Severn

There may be some exchanges** or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.

*Only properties within Gloucestershire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Gloucestershire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.


Area 5

Work to deliver fibre broadband as part of the current rollout has now finished in Area 5 and 78 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband across this area.

14,483 homes and businesses now have access to faster broadband in and around Andoversford, Bibury, Bourton on the Water, Cirencester, Coln-St.Aldwyn, Cricklade, Fairford, Guiting Power, Kemble, Kempsford, Lechlade, Miserden, North Cerney, Northleach, Poulton, Southrop, South Cerney and Stow on the Wold. 

Area 5 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Andoversford
  • Bibury
  • Bourton On The Water
  • Cirencester
  • Coberley*
  • Coln St.Aldwyn
  • Cricklade
  • Fairford
  • Fossebridge
  • Guiting Power
  • Kemble
  • Kempsford
  • Lechlade
  • Miserden
  • North Cerney
  • Northleach
  • Poulton
  • South Cerney
  • Southrop
  • Stow-On-The-Wold
  • Windrush*
  • Withington*

There may be some exchanges* or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.


Area 6

Engineering work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project is progressing well in Area 6.

We've been working with a number of landowners in this area to get permission to do work across their land and this work is still going on. We expect to finish work in Area 6 during the summer.

Further work to ensure all premises in the project area have the capability to access faster broadband with a minimum of 2Mbps is expected to be completed by December 2016.

Area 6 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Clifford
  • Crucorney
  • Gladestry
  • Hay-On-Wye
  • Longtown Castle
  • Tintern*

The latest updates for each exchange area are available on the Exchange Information page.

There may be some exchanges* or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband. However all homes and businesses in the project area are expected to have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016.

*Only properties within Herefordshire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Herefordshire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.

**Homes and businesses in the Fastershire project area that are connected to the Tintern exchange will have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps  by the end of 2016. We’re evaluating the area to increase speeds further using additional funding. Click here to find out more.


Area 7

Work to deliver fibre broadband as part of the current rollout has now finished in Area 7 and 22 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband.

5,954 homes and businesses now have access to faster broadband in and around Didmarton, Leighterton, Tetbury and Wotton Under Edge.

Area 7 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Crudwell*/**
  • Didmarton
  • Leighterton
  • Sherston*/**
  • Tetbury
  • Westonbirt**
  • Wickwar*/**
  • Wotton-Under-Edge

There may be some exchanges** or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.

*Only properties within Gloucestershire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Gloucestershire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.


Area 8

Surveying and planning is underway in this area, and work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project started on schedule by the 30th June 2015.

We've finished the majority of work in Area 8 and 54 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband.

9,849 homes and businesses, that are not part of the Openreach commercial programme, can access fibre broadband in and around Amberley, Brimscombe, Dursley, Painswick, Saul. Stonehouse, Stroud and Uley.

We've come across a significant number of underground blockages in Area 8 and are having to clear these. In some cases we need to replace the underground duct when the blockages are severe. We've also been working with a number of landowners in this area to get permission to work across their land, and this work is still going on. We expect to finish work in Area 8 during the summer.

We're still working in Amberley, Bisley, Brimscombe, Cambridge, Dursley, Nailsworth, Painswick, Saul and Uley. We expect to finish work in these areas during the summer.  

Area 8 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Amberley
  • Barnwood*
  • Bisley
  • Brimscombe
  • Cambridge
  • Dursley
  • Frampton Mansell*
  • Nailsworth
  • Painswick
  • Rodmarton*
  • Saul
  • Stonehouse
  • Stroud
  • Uley

The latest updates for each exchange area are available on the Exchange Information page.

There may be some exchanges* or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.


Area 9

Surveying and planning has finished in this area, and work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project started on the 31st March 2015.

We're finished the majority of work in Area 9, and 44 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband.

10,283 homes and businesses so far have access to faster broadband speeds in and around Alderton, Ashton-Under-Hill, Blockley, Ledbury, Lydney, Mickleton, Moreton-In-Marsh, Netherend, Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Stanton.

We've come across a significant number of underground blockages in Area 9, and are having to clear these so that we can lay the fibre cable. In some instances we need to replace the underground duct when the blockages are severe. Work is still going on in Bosbury, Bromesberrow, Colwall, Lydney, Munderfield and Ridgeway Cross exchange areas. We expect to finish work in these areas by the summer.

Area 9 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Alderton
  • Ashton-Under-Hill
  • Badsey*
  • Barton On The Heath*
  • Blockley
  • Bosbury
  • Broadway
  • Bromsberrow
  • Campden
  • Chepstow*
  • Colwall
  • Dymock
  • Ilmington*
  • Kingham
  • Ledbury
  • Leigh Sinton*
  • Lydney
  • Malvern*
  • Mickleton
  • Moreton-In-Marsh
  • Munderfield*
  • Netherend
  • Overbury*
  • Paxford
  • Pebworth*
  • Ridgeway Cross
  • Shipton on Stour*
  • Shipton-Under-Wychwood
  • Stanton

There may be some exchanges* or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.


Area 10

Surveying and planning has finished in this area. The rollout of faster broadband as part of the Fastershire project started in this area ahead of the expected date of 30th June 2014.

Work to deliver fibre broadband as part of the current rollout has now finished in Area 10 and 18 cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband across this area.

1,995 homes and businesses so far, that are not part of the Openreach commercial programme, can access faster broadband in and around Bredon, Coombe Hill and Tewkesbury.

Area 10 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Bredon
  • Coombe Hill
  • Tewkesbury
  • Upton-Upon-Severn*/**

There may be some exchanges** or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband during phase 1 of the Fastershire Project.

*Only properties within Gloucestershire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Gloucestershire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.


Area 11

We've finished the majority of work in Area 11, and 101 cabinets have been fibre enabled.

13,401 homes and businesses, that are not part of the Openreach commercial programme, can access fibre broadband in and around Bartestree Cross, Bridge Sollars, Bromyard, Burghill, Burleygate, Canon Pyon, Fownhope, Hereford, Holme Lacy, Madley, Michaelchurch, Pencombe, Peterchurch, Pontrilas, Sutton St Nicholas, Tarrington, Trumpet, Weobley and Wormelow.

Work is still going on in the Bromyard, Holme Lacy, Tarrington, Trumpet and Weobley  exchange areas. We expect to finish work in these areas during the summer.

Further work to ensure all premises in the project area have the capability to access faster broadband with a minimum of 2Mbps is expected to be completed by December 2016. 

Area 11 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Bartestree Cross
  • Bridge Sollars
  • Bromyard
  • Burghill
  • Burley Gate
  • Canon Pyon
  • Fownhope
  • Hereford
  • Holme Lacy
  • Madley
  • Michaelchurch
  • Pencombe
  • Peterchurch
  • Pontrilas
  • Sutton St.Nicholas
  • Tarrington
  • Trumpet
  • Weobley
  • Wormbridge
  • Wormelow

There may be some exchanges or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband. However all homes and businesses in the project area are expected to have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016.


Area 12

Surveying and planning started in this area at the end of 2015, and engineering work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project had started by the 31st March 2016.

We expect the majority of work to finish by 31st December 2016. This includes work to ensure all premises in the project area have the capability to access faster broadband with a minimum of 2Mbps.

Area 12 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Bodenham
  • Brimfield
  • Bromfield*
  • Bucknell
  • Ivington
  • Kingsland
  • Kyre*
  • Leintwardine
  • Leominster
  • Leysters
  • Ludlow*
  • Richards Castle
  • Steens Bridge
  • Tenbury Wells*
  • Wigmore
  • Yarpole

There may be some exchanges** or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband. However all homes and businesses in the project area are expected to have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016.

*Only properties within Herefordshire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Herefordshire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.

**Homes and businesses in the Fastershire project area that are connected to the Ludlow exchange will have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016. We’re evaluating the area to increase speeds further using additional funding. Click here to find out more.


Area 13

Surveying and planning has finished in this area, and work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project started by the 31st December 2014.

The majority of cabinets have been upgraded to fibre broadband so far and 3,030 homes and businesses around Eardisley, Kington, Lyonshall, Moccas and Pembridge now have access to faster broadband speeds.

We've been working with a number of landowners in the Moccas and Pembridge areas to get permission to do work across their land and this work is still going on. We're in the final stages of engineering work in the Kington and Presteigne areas. We expect to finish work in Area 13 during the summer.

Further work to ensure all premises in the project area have the capability to access faster broadband with a minimum of 2Mbps is expected to be completed by December 2016.

You can read more about our plans to continue to deliver faster broadband across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire at http://www.fastershire.com/where-when/strategy.

Area 13 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Eardisley
  • Kington
  • Knighton*
  • Lyonshall
  • Moccas
  • Pembridge
  • Presteigne

There may be some exchanges** or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband. However all homes and businesses in the project area are expected to have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016.

*Only properties within Herefordshire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Herefordshire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.

**Homes and businesses in the Fastershire project area that are connected to the Knighton exchange  will have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016. We’re evaluating the area to increase speeds  urther using additional funding. Click here to find out more.


Area 14

Engineering work to rollout fibre broadband as part of the Fastershire project is underway in Area 14.

We've been working with a number of landowners in this area to get permission to work across their land, and this work is still going on. We expect to finish work in Area 14 during the summer.

Further work to ensure all premises in the project area have the capability to access faster broadband with a minimum of 2Mbps is expected to be completed by December 2016.

Area 14 is the geographic area served by these exchanges:-

  • Knightwick
  • Shelsley Beauchamp*
  • Suckley
  • Upper Sapey

There may be some exchanges** or properties that will not be upgraded to fibre broadband. However all homes and businesses in the project area are expected to have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016.

*Only properties within Herefordshire that are connected to this exchange are within the Fastershire project area. Properties on this exchange which are not in Herefordshire may be upgraded to fibre as part of projects run by other Councils.

**Homes and businesses in the Fastershire project area that are connected to the Shelsley Beauchamp exchange will have the capability to receive a minimum of 2Mbps by the end of 2016. We’re evaluating the area to increase speeds further using additional funding. Click here to find out more.


Fibre has been rolled out to a number of towns and cities across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire as part of the Openreach commercial rollout of fibre. The areas covered by the Openreach commercial rollout are:-Brimscombe, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Nailsworth, Stroud and Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire; Hereford, Ledbury and Leominster in Herefordshire. There are some cabinets within these areas that sit outside the Openreach commercial rollout and may be included within the Fastershire Project*.

* This does not apply to cabinets within the commercial rollout that Openreach are not currently planning to upgrade as they are not commercially viable.

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