We hear today that orders are now being taken for the Faster Broadband in Whitchurch and that four of the ‘cabinets’ are now ‘live’ enabling many people to ‘sign up’ to receive the faster service as early as next week.
This is excellent news.
Check your possible speeds
The Faster Broadband campaign team advises internet users to see if they can receive the service through the BT website or their own providers which will also give an estimate of the speeds attainable.
At the end of last year the campaign team was informed that every line within the 01256 89 exchange area would have the opportunity for faster speeds, and that there would be a phased introduction.
Top in the UK
Last year the Whitchurch campaign team, supported by the Town Council, several other businesses and organisations and the hard work of local residents, took the town to the top of the table in the UK Race to Infinity.
Since those heady days the installation has been fraught with a number of delays, as previously reported, but it seems we are now reaching the final goal when businesses, and residents can start to take the benefits of the much faster speeds.
Others companies will also be offering the faster service over the coming months.
As a member of the campaign team says:
Whitchurch will no longer be left behind.
Still to come
There are still other broadband initiatives in the pipeline including some local sponsorship and attendance of the BT Broadband bus at the Carnival.
Watch for further details.