What's Happening in Hampshire
Posted on Monday January 15 2018 by Sarah Haskew
Happy new year to all our readers!
It’s been a busy period over the past month, and that’s not just been down to Christmas shopping!
Another 23 cabinets have gone live, bringing superfast broadband to over 2,400 homes and businesses.
Here they are:
New Milton E1
West Wellow 6
Find out if you’ve been upgraded by putting in your postcode on our homepage and see if you can order superfast broadband today.
Note: If superfast broadband is available where you live, you will not automatically get faster speeds. You need to contact an Internet Service Provider of your choice and upgrade by ordering a fibre internet package they offer.
Internet speed less than 2Mbps?
If your broadband speeds are less than 2Mbps, you may be able to get £350 towards a satellite, 4G or wireless broadband connection.
The government funded ‘Better Basic Broadband Scheme’ has been extended for another year. Find out more and apply at bit.ly/HantsBetterBB
Superfast broadband reaches Roman town
A community outside Silchester, near Basingstoke, is set to go superfast with help from our Community Match Funding scheme.
A group of 18 houses have been able to get superfast broadband, with the help of match funding from Hampshire County Council.
The funding covers half the cost of installing and maintaining a superfast broadband service to the area. The result is that a new fibre-enabled cabinet is going to be built, bringing expected superfast speeds of 55-80Mbps.
Find out more by reading the superfast story here.
Broadband slow or dropping out?
Be part of the Which UK campaign to build up a realistic picture of broadband speeds across the UK. Run a quick speed test at https://campaigns.which.co.uk/fix-bad-broadband/ to find out the speed you’re getting and help us highlight areas with connection issues across the UK.