As part of the existing contractual provision, South Gloucestershire Council advises that the following premises were classed as ‘white’ in the Speed and Coverage Template (SCT), ie; were part of the approved intervention area, and will benefit from an NGA (Next Generation Access) service as part of the Phase 3 Fibre Broadband rollout: Whitegate [...]
BDUK have shared full details about the changes they are making to the voucher scheme which have been shared in the Project Gigabit Delivery Plan - Autumn Update 2022 published on Thursday 1 December. They are: increasing standard maximum voucher values for residents and businesses from £1,500 and £3,500 respectively to £4,500 for both [...]
Project Gigabit – Public Review Launch in Lot 30 Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, including Swindon
The government is on a mission to deliver lightning-fast, reliable broadband to everyone in the UK and is investing £5 billion in Project Gigabit to ensure that hard-to-reach communities are not left out. Building Digital UK (BDUK) is carrying out a Public Review to help identify areas in Lot 30 Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, [...]
Openreach are working to improve their network to get faster fibre broadband to as many people in the UK as possible. However, there are some areas which they don’t currently plan to upgrade, or areas already upgraded to fibre where people want to have an even faster internet connection. In these instances, a potential [...]
The following table is a list of premises that are being upgraded as part of the Phase 3B Superfast Broadband Programme. Some of these (labelled Approved - CRFS) have been completed and are ready for residents to contact their ISP (Internet Service Provider) and place an order. Some of these are in build, whilst some [...]
5G mobile technology: a guide The government has issued the following guide to 5G mobile technology.
More financial help for rural homes and businesses to get top-of-the-range broadband speeds At the weekend (12 September 2020), the government announced that more than £22 million of additional funding is being invested into the broadband voucher scheme, which subsidises the costs of building gigabit-capable broadband networks to hard-to-reach areas. Full announcement from GOV [...]
Superfast Broadband Phase 3A and Phase 3B The Phase 3 Superfast Broadband Project completed on 31 March 2020. More than 2,300 premises across South Gloucestershire now have access to superfast fibre broadband as a result of the Phase 3 Project, which will now be known as Phase 3A. More good news is that the [...]
The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is now closed. On 20 March 2020 Ofcom launched the broadband Universal Service Obligation to be delivered by BT and KCOM. Further details are available on the Ofcom website.
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 [...]