100th community to enjoy superfast broadband
Monday 10th April, 2017
A group of residents in the Redgrove Park area of Cheltenham joined forces with BT to bring high-speed fibre broadband to their area.
The agreement represents a major milestone nationwide, as Redgrove Park became the 100th community in the UK to be connected to the fibre broadband network after taking positive action and working directly with BT via a ‘Community Fibre Partnership’.
People living in Redgrove Park, a managed estate of more than 70 houses, approached BT about getting superfast broadband as they were not included in local fibre rollout plans. Their residents association agreed to jointly fund the installation of a new fibre broadband cabinet for their community.
Residents are now able to upgrade to superfast broadband via an internet service provider of their choice.
Fibre broadband has many advantages and whatever you can do online you can do it much faster with fibre. Upgrading not only provides faster download and upload speeds, it also makes it easier for many people in the home to go online at the same time, each able to enjoy high speed connections thanks to superfast broadband.
Across the country, there are scores more similar contracts in progress, which when completed will have made fibre broadband available to nearly 50,000 homes and businesses.
Interested in bringing superfast broadband to your area? Register today with Community Fibre Partnerships and we will be in touch to see how we can help.