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Thousands of people across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire are now able to order fibre broadband as part of phase 1.
Fastershire’s rollout of phase 2 is currently providing ultrafast broadband in the Cotswolds and will reach around 6,500 of the most isolated homes and businesses in the area by the end of 2017.
The Fasterhire project has secured additional funding that will see superfast broadband reach even deeper into rural areas.
The new project strategy reflects the changes in technology that are more suited to deploying fibre in rural and hard to reach areas, new providers entering the market as potential suppliers and funding opportunities.
If fibre broadband is available on your line you will need to upgrade your current broadband service or purchase a new fibre broadband package.
You can either contact your current provider to discuss upgrading or go to the Fastershire website to choose which internet service provider has the package that suits you best.
If you receive less than 2Mbps download speed following the current Fastershire rollout, you could be eligible for a subsidised satellite solution.
Fastershire will pay up to £400 towards the installation of satellite broadband to your property and all you pay is the ongoing monthly subscription for the service you have selected.
Fastershire provides support and training designed to help small and medium size businesses get the most from fibre broadband and be more competitive through Faster Business.
The Faster Business Review is a free, no obligation discussion between you and one of the Faster Business Advisors. This session can be tailored to your needs so whether you’re just starting out or if you have a good knowledge, this session could benefit you.
A long standing Fastershire Broadband Champion can now enjoy faster speeds, as the village of Luston is now able to connect to fibre broadband.
David Rolfe first became involved in the project in 2011 when representatives from Herefordshire Council went to Yarpole Village Hall to talk about the need for fast broadband in the rural parts of the county. David stepped forward to be the Broadband Champion for Luston, a village just outside Leominster, and has been involved ever since.
Students at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) have been providing free internet and IT training to people who are unfamiliar with computers thanks to funding from the Fastershire broadband project.
A Fastershire initiative to give people in Herefordshire the opportunity to gain experience of using the internet, helped the college to provide a regular Tech Novice Café for people from the community.