Parts of Cirencester to receive better and faster broadband as part of the Fastershire project
RESIDENTS of Cirencester have asked when their town might be joining the new scheme to receive better and faster broadband.
Fastershire is a £56.6 million project to bring fibre broadband to around 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire by the end of 2016.
News that Lechlade, Fairford and South Cerney are to become part of the project, with customers being able to connect by Christmas, this month.
But Cirencester residents have asked if and when the town will be joining the scheme.
A spokesman for the Fastershire project explained that it is not possible with a project of this size to deliver faster broadband to every community at the same time but that Cirencester is on the list.
"Parts of Cirencester are due to benefit from faster broadband under the Fastershire project. Some of the exchange area has already seen their broadband upgraded due to commercial investment, but for those parts not seeing commercial investment the Fastershire project is bridging the gap.
"We will be launching a line checker on the website in the next month so that anyone in an exchange area that is ‘accepting orders’ for faster broadband can check to see if they can get it yet.
"When you get the message saying that faster broadband is available on your line you will need to contact an Internet Service Provider of your choice to discuss taking a fibre broadband package."
Visit fastershire.com for more information and to see which communities are to receive faster broadband next.
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