There is now a strong possibility we’ll be able to get super-fast broadband without having to contribute towards it.
BT Openreach previously asked for a £9k contribution from the community towards providing us with fast broadband, which despite our best efforts we were unable to raise.
Openreach are now accepting the Government’s “Better Broadband” vouchers and it looks like there are enough of us with slow enough broadband to cover the full cost.
Out of the 36 new build properties on the Manor Farm development, we need at least 25 of us to pool our vouchers together for Openreach to fund a new cabinet, giving us fibre based broadband from a choice of suppliers (including BT, Sky, Plusnet etc.)
How Can I Help?
BT Openreach will bulk apply for the vouchers on our behalf. If you’re happy for your voucher to go towards BT providing us with fibre based broadband please complete the form below
It has been over two months since the campaign was launched in the Chargrove Lane area of Cheltenham. Therefore, those in campaign HQ thought that we should provide an update. Read more here.
Cheltenham’s MP Mr Martin Horwood secured a debate in Parliament on “Broadband in Cheltenham”. You can find out more and watch the debate here.
The campaign recently received the support of Alex Chalk the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham. You can read what he has to say here.
On Sunday 21st September, our first leaflet drop was carried out to all residents connected to Cheltenham 151. Find out more here.
Our campaign featured heavily on BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Saturday Breakfast Show on 13th September 2014. The show organised interviews with Martin Horwood MP and Clark from Cheltenham 151 and also included the issue of broadband not-spots and slow broadband in their headlines. For more details, please see here.
The issue of broadband not-spots and slow spots in Cheltenham has been mentioned by Martin Horwood MP in his column in the Gloucestershire Echo. You can read a copy here