South Gloucestershire Full Fibre Broadband
Full fibre broadband rollout to benefit additional premises in South Gloucestershire.
18:29 22 October 2020
An ongoing full-fiber broadband rollout is set to benefit additional premises and rural communities in South Gloucestershire. Areas including Yate, Tormarton, Tockington, Rangeworthy, Little Badminton, Falfield, Lansdown, Cromhall, Coalpit Heath, and Chipping Sodbury will soon have access to broadband speeds of up to 1 GB over a reliable, fibreoptic connection. This move will increase broadband coverage from 96per cent to 99per cent across the region by March 2021.
Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources Councillor Ben Burton said: “We are pleased to announce this latest phase in our broadband programme which will deliver superfast fibre connections to even more hard to reach rural properties.
“We are working to ensure that no part of the community is left behind.
"We understand how important broadband is for people, especially those running rural businesses, so we are very pleased to help even more of our residents get connected to a faster service.
"In the areas where we have not been able to help so far, we have been trying to find alternative ways to support these communities and we will continue to do all we can until everyone in the area has access to good speeds.”
Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall said: “It is fantastic that this funding is being used to ensure some of our most rural communities have access to super-fast broadband, allowing local people to work more effectively from home, school children to complete their studies and families to remain in contact with loved ones, enjoy watching films and browsing the internet.
“Ensuring our communities stay connected is a major part of my Positive Plan for our region and I will continue campaigning for the remaining homes to receive these important upgrades, and for our area to benefit from any future improvements.”