Fast Broadband for Parts of Hampshire
Openreach unveils plans for Project Gigabit that will deliver lightning fast broadband to thousands of households across Hampshire.
17:22 29 June 2022
Hampshire County Council has partnered with Openreach as it unveiled plans for Project Gigabit, a scheme that will deliver lightning-fast broadband to thousands of residents and businesses across Hampshire by the end of this decade.
The project will see the implementation of a new system that features fibre-optic cables that will enable Openreach to reach 500,000 homes in the next 5-8 years.
Glenn Peacy from the county council’s broadband programme said: "Over the past 10 years we have delivered broadband upgrades to 115,000 properties covering 97.4 per cent of Hampshire.
"Building Digital UK has allocated £215m for Hampshire, and Hampshire County Council has allocated a further £1.4m for the project so far.
"At the moment we know the footprint they want the procurement for and how many houses will be covered, but we don’t know much more than that for the time being."
Connie Dixon from Openreach said: "Full fibre is capable of gigabit speeds, but once we build the network we sell it to service providers like BT, Sky, Virgin Media and so on.
"People then have the option to pay for a package that will allow them to access these speeds."