Phase 3 fibre broadband deployment across South Gloucestershire continues to make good progress, with a number of areas now able to access superfast fibre broadband as a result of the project. Openreach will continue with the work over the coming months, with Phase 3 deployment due to complete in June 2020.
You can check if you are able to access superfast fibre broadband from the Openreach website.
Residents will need to contact the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of their choice to check what fibre broadband packages/speeds are available to them.
In other news, we have been successful with our funding bid to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and have been awarded £900k to invest in rural broadband across South Gloucestershire. We are currently working with DEFRA to understand the eligibility criteria, and identify eligible premises/areas in South Gloucestershire where we can invest the funding to improve the broadband services. We are also working with Building Digital UK (BDUK) to understand the procurement process for this funding.
We will continue to seek funding to identify any other potential investment opportunities to further increase fibre broadband coverage beyond 96% coverage across South Gloucestershire.