Longney and FramilodeInternet Internet Faster than London
Longney and Framilode, which used to be some of the worst connected regions in the UK, now have access to speeds faster than London and New York.
13:51 10 November 2019
Two Gloucestershire villages – Longney and Framilode – now have access to speeds that allow them to download films faster than microwaving the popcorn. Villages who used to struggle downloading their email or shop online now have access to speeds faster than London and New York.
The two villages were previously been avoided by commercial broadband providers due to the small size of their population and because the areas were difficult to reach. This makes the task of drilling five metres below the riverbed to provide faster broadband access a significant feat of civil engineering.
Peter Pentecost, regional general manager at Gigaclear, said: “Families living in these two villages had given up on the possibility of a stable and efficient broadband connection after being considered too remote by other broadband companies.”
“We’re proud to have gone above and beyond to get them live this week, which we’re certain will revolutionise their lives.”
Councillor Patrick Molyneux, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills added: “The scale of Severn crossing illustrates how difficult it is to reach rural areas. Fastershire’s investment in faster broadband means that more of the harder to reach parts of Gloucestershire will be able benefit from faster broadband and make the county a better place to live and work.”