More communities to benefit from Fastershire broadband project
23rd August, 2013
Lechlade, Fairford, and South Cerney are set to join Gloucestershire's better and faster broadband network as the rollout of fibre broadband across the county continues apace.
Work will begin in these areas in late summer as part of the Fastershire project, with the first customers being able to connect to the new network before Christmas.
These communities are in addition to Cinderford, Coleford, Lydbrook, Longhope and Drybrook which were announced in March, where work is already well underway. The first customers will be able to connect to the new network in early autumn.
Residents and businesses in each area will be kept informed of progress through the local media and targeted advertising.
Councillor Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "The announcement of more communities that will benefit from faster broadband is great news for the county. This is a big job, but we are making progress and it won't be long before we start seeing fibre cables being laid, with the first customers being able to order in just a few months."
The new network will take more than a million engineer hours to build, thousands of miles of fibre will be laid and hundreds of new cabinets will be installed. Planning and surveying work across all areas of both counties is well underway.