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Industry Consultation

Stage 4 of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy is being delivered by Airband Community Internet.
Fastershire are considering investing an extra 10% funding into this contract to work with Airband to reach some of the areas that were part of the original intervention area but never bid back or contracted.  These areas specifically relate to clusters G6 and C3 in the Forest of Dean.
As 3 years have now passed since the original State Aid Consultation which underpins the contract, Fastershire are reissuing the consultation and response template relating to those two clusters in the Forest of Dean.
The new Public Consultation was published on the ‘Supplying the Southwest Portal’ on May 10th 2021 and will close at Noon on June 11th 2021.
To view the documentation related to this consultation you will need to register on the portal www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk.
If you are already registered with the Supplying the Southwest portal you may need to update your preferred areas of operation to include Herefordshire Council. Log into your account, click on My Opportunities/Update Company Profile/ User Accounts (click on your account name)/Opportunity Areas (click on Change Opportunity Areas).  Either select via “Area:”; “All South West” or “By Council” and check the tick box to add Herefordshire to your selection and “Save”.
Any UPRN which is adjudged to have either NGA or Gigabit Capable access following this exercise will not be brought into the Airband contract.


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