Gloucestershire County Council DecisionIn December Gloucestershire County Council agreed changes to the existing delivery contracts awarded to Gigaclear, as the company was finding it increasingly difficult to achieve their contractual commitments in some of the more challenging areas to build.
In December Gloucestershire County Council agreed changes to the existing delivery contracts awarded to Gigaclear, as the company was finding it increasingly difficult to achieve their contractual commitments in some of the more challenging areas to build. These changes were agreed following discussions with the Fastershire Project Team, Gigaclear and BDUK (part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).
As a result, those properties in the Newent and some in Mitcheldean County Council Divisions that were part of the existing Gigaclear programme and will be transferred to BDUKs Project Gigabit programme.
Project Gigabit aims to increase access to gigabit capable broadband to UK properties, this will mean that these properties, once upgraded will have access to Gigabit capable broadband and the timescales for BDUK’s Project Gigabit programme are currently being discussed.
To support any properties that may be affected by this change, Gloucestershire County Council is reviewing what interim support it can provide through Fastershire’s Community Offer. A formal review of the Community Offer is taking place between now and the end of March and if agreed affected properties will have the opportunity to see if there is an appropriate interim solution available.
If your property has a download capacity below 10Mbps and upload below 1Mbps you may be eligible for Ofcom’s Universal Service Obligation (USO) is being delivered by BT. The USO aims to provide a ‘decent’ broadband connection, for more information, please click here.
The website address checker response for these affected properties will now state they part of Project Gigabit – to see if your property is affected, please use the address checker function above
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