Broadband

Hampshire County Council (HCC) and Winchester City Council (WCC) are working together to ensure that as many residents and businesses as possible have access to superfast broadband.

Wave 2 of Hampshire County Council’s Superfast Broadband project will involve upgrading 550 roadside broadband cabinets, by September 2018, connecting an additional 34,000 premises across the county. This will make Superfast Broadband available to 96% of premises in Hampshire. The programme aims to fill the gap in smaller, rural areas that are otherwise left out by market forces.

The two councils are keen to ensure that residents and businesses located with the Winchester area are making the most of upgrades that are now available.

To assess the new speeds, residents and businesses need to
contact their internet service provider to purchase an upgrade. Residents can visit Hampshire County Council’s price comparison website to find the best deal for their premises: http://pricecomparison.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/

Broadband cabinets have been updated in some postcodes in the following areas across the Winchester District: Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham, Durley, Hambledon, Harestock, Itchen Abbas, Micheldever, Sparsholt, Sutton Scotney, Twyford, Whiteley and Winchester. For a full list of cabinets and postcodes that have recently been upgraded visit: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/about-the-project/live-cabinets/. Some premises might be too far from the upgraded cabinet to benefit from superfast speeds. Typically, properties within a 1200metre line length of the superfast cabinet will receive superfast speeds and beyond this point there is speed degradation.

The two councils also want to ensure that people are registered on the Hampshire Superfast Broadband website, www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com. This is so that Hampshire County Council can keep them updated with project announcements regarding additional funding and upgrades to cabinets. This is particularly important for those who are located too far from upgraded cabinets to benefit from the current upgrade, as Hampshire County Council may need to contact them about future upgrades at a later date using additional funding.

If your area isn't currently included in the Superfast Broadband Programme there are a number of alternatives that can significantly improve your current speed or provide a connection while you wait. See more at: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/alternative-solutions/#sthash.ZcQ1D68k.dpuf

To find out when Superfast Broadband is coming to your area or to join the campaign visit: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com.