Information from South Glos Council regarding broadband
We are continuing to work with our partner, BT Openreach, to bring superfast broadband access to some of the more remote parts of South Gloucestershire where it isn't commercially viable for private companies to provide.
You will be aware from our previous updates that a few of the structures included within the second phase of work have proved more challenging to deliver than initially envisaged. In these instances, we are looking at more complex and costly engineering options, which require significant planning. We apologise for the delay and hope to complete this phase of work as soon as possible.
Phase 3: broadband is coming to more areas
As part of the third phase of work, last July, we secured additional investment to bring ultrafast and Next Generation Access broadband to approximately 4,300 additional homes and businesses in South Gloucestershire.
Our partner, BT Openreach recently confirmed which areas will be included within this phase of work. As with previous phases, not all premises within postcodes will be upgraded and individual householders/businesses should check via the Openreach website. We are now at the planning and surveying stage; residents should start to see work taking place in their communities over the coming months.
As a reminder, we follow a value for money model to use what money we have to provide access to as many households and businesses as we possibly can, but Central Government funding won't allow us to deliver access to everyone; connecting up our most rural areas and isolated properties is challenging and expensive, often requiring new infrastructure. This means that some areas and some individual properties will not get fibre as part of this work. Individual householders and businesses should check via the Openreach website.
Senior Internal Communications Officer
South Gloucestershire Council
Digital Programme Director