We have signed a partnership deal with Gloucestershire County Council and telecoms provider BT to deliver a new high speed fibre optic broadband network across both counties. This should enable 90 per cent of homes and businesses to have access to fibre broadband.
To find out more about the project, including when fibre broadband is due to come to your area your area and to sign up for the latest updates, visit the Fastershire website. You can also contact Fastershire on Facebook and Twitter.
Support to help you get online
We are also running activities to support individuals and communities to get online. This includes grants to communities to run their own IT awareness events as well as free course and classes. For further information visit the Introduction to the internet sessions page.
You can find out about a range of IT courses and classes taking place in Herefordshire on the Learn Herefordshire website.
We have also been awarded funding to run a business support programme so local companies can make the most of faster broadband in the county. The CREATE programme will work with companies to understand their internet needs and the opportunities that might bring to enter new business markets.