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Connected Counties Newsletter 14

Thursday 26th October, 2017

 

NEWSLETTER 14

Programme Update

Some delays to rollout

Openreach have recently encountered a number of complex technical issues, which has meant they will not deliver to as many homes as expected this quarter, with some areas facing delays.

We are aware this will be disappointing for those residents affected and would like to reassure you we are working hard with Openreach to overcome these issues to ensure they bring the programme back on target as soon as they can.

You can check the current position of your address in the When and Where checker http://www.connectedcounties.org/#where-when on our website, or email us for an update at info@connectedcounties.org.uk .

 

Openreach ultrafast activity in Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe and Bishops Stortford

Despite the above, there was good news for thousands of people living in parts of Bishops Stortford, High Wycombe and Hemel Hempstead, who will be amongst the first in the country to benefit from a new ultrafast broadband network being built by Openreach.

Download speeds of up to 330Mbps and about ten times the UK average will be available to thousands of homes and businesses in the local area later this year as part of the  Openreach  programme.

Although this upgrade is not part of the Connected Counties Programme, it is welcome news in the continuing growth of broadband services in the county.

Click here for more information:  http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/btregions/pressreleases

 

Demand for High-Speed Fibre Broadband continues to soar across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire

The number of people connecting to high-speed broadband has reached a new milestone thanks to the work of Connected Counties. Figures announced recently show that for those who are able to access such a service the average number of homeowners and businesses choosing faster fibre connections in the Connected Counties area has jumped to more than 50%.

Contractual arrangements in place with BT Openreach means that higher take-up of Superfast Broadband in the County will lead to the availability of additional funds for re-investment into the county.

To find out if you can order Broadband please check the Where and When checker on our website http://www.connectedcounties.org/#where-when .

 

Buckinghamshire’s long wait for fibre is over

Bucks had its first set of cabinets go live under Phase 2 in August 2017, and more in September. Despite the initial delays outlined above, over 1,000 premises can access better broadband in parts of Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe.

You can check the current position of your address in the When and Where checker http://www.connectedcounties.org/#where-when on our website, or email us for an update at info@connectedcounties.org.uk .

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Connected Counties Broadband Programme

We regularly get questions about the programme and the programme and are always keen to hear feedback and provide information.

We have a selection of some of the more commonly asked questions complied on the site, so it’s always worth checking here first.

Click below to see more information: http://www.connectedcounties.org/#faqs

 

Useful links

BT Broadband Availability Checker

Virgin Media Post Code Checker

Gigaclear Post Code Checker

Thinkbroadband Post Code Checker

Cable.co.uk

USwitch.com

http://www.lgauptospeed.org/


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