Faster Broadband for the Forest of Dean
8th January 2014
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The result of a joint venture between Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire County Council in conjunction with BT.

In December, the new fibre broadband arrived in Coleford with five new cabinets being placed in and around the area. This now provides 2,000 homes with broadband and businesses access to fibre broadband.

Following the Coleford launch, the Fastershire team have switched on six cabinets in Cinderford, one in Lydbrook and five in Whitecroft giving another 4,000 homes and businesses access to faster broadband.

Drybrook will be the next community to benefit, with the first cabinet set to go live this month meaning the first homes and businesses in Drybrook can expect to be able to order fibre broadband by the end of January.

The new service is being introduced gradually to more areas in the region and you can use the line checker to see whether you can get fibre broadband by visiting

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Martin F

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I have recently purchased the best of the Forest of Dean and Chepstow from the previous owners Paul and Sharon James. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming months and assure...

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