In July 2017, South Gloucestershire Council announced its phase three NGA/ultrafast programme contract awarded which will see improved broadband service in South Gloucestershire.
Following a robust procurement process, which saw an invitation to tender launched at the end of last year, the contract to deliver the service was awarded to BT.
The investment we have secured will bring ultrafast and Next Generation Access broadband to approximately 4,300 homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire by the end of 2018.
Communities to benefit in the latest phase of the programme include some rural areas not previously covered by the rollout and remaining communities from the previous two phases, including: Almondsbury, Alveston, Aust, Bitton, Bromley Heath, Cold Ashton, Cromhall, Dodington, Downend, Doynton, Falfield, Frampton Cotterell, Hanham Abbots, Hanham, Hawkesbury, Horton, Iron Acton, Kingswood, Marshfield, Olveston, Patchway, Pilning, Severn Beach, Pucklechurch, Rangeworthy, Rockhampton, Soundwell, Siston, Sodbury, Tormarton, Tortworth, Westerleigh, Wick, Abson, Wickwar, Winterbourne and Yate.
All areas are subject to the standard survey and planning work which will need to be carried out.
This will revolutionise daily lives for many people across South Gloucestershire with access of up to 1,000 mbps with the rollout of ultrafast broadband combined with Next Generation Access speeds of more than 30Mbps using Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), and Fibre to the Remote Node (FTTRN) technologies.
Work to provide the service will start later this year with more information on when communities will be able to benefit from the final phase of the rollout publicised in due course.