Faster Broadband for Whitchurch update.
“I am pleased to be able to advise that the extensive planning and survey work being carried out … has now been completed … and we are progressing to the build stage and installation of new equipment in Whitchurch.”
He went on to say:
“Fibre coverage is likely to reach and be available to more than 90% of premises in Whitchurch”, adding “I am continuing to review and finalise the Openreach plans over the next two weeks to see if we have any additional options to improve and enhance this service even further.”
There has been concern expressed that some important areas of the town may not be connected by BT into the scheme – this applies mainly to those premises which connect directly to the exchange, that is without the need to go through a kerb-side cabinet.
BT are arranging a meeting with the Whitchurch Broadband campaign team to discuss this and other issues as they move towards the ‘go live’ date.
Meanwhile the prize equipment for the Community IT Library is underway, but the location may depend upon the results of these “additional options” that Mr McQuaid mentions. The supply of the prize made to the Primary School for the extended Wi-Fi and green screen is also understood to be progressing.