There are a number of things you can do which may improve our chances of getting fibre.
Things you can do
Write to the Fastershire project and explain that you are on an Exchange Only line and you want Fibre Broadband. The person who seems to be dealing with Blockley is called Ben, and the email address is email@example.com Or tweet them at twitter.com/Fastershire
Write to any or all of your parish councillor, district councillor, county councillor and MP. Contact details are here. Things you might point out are:
- The economic health of a rural community is increasingly dependent on good technology
- The affected area in Blockley is small but densely populated. A solution would enable a considerable number of houses to be fibre enabled, making a big hit on Fastershire’s “Total Homes Passed” target
- The last time the Blockley Exchange was upgraded was 2004.
- Blockley’s existing broadband connection is using older technology and is not “unbundled” resulting in a slower existing ADSL service, with less choice of supplier than Chipping Campden, Broadway, Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston-on-Stour or Stow-on-the-Wold.
Register your interest with Fastershire
The simplest is to register on Fastershire’s Website website. They will “keep you posted” on when fibre broadband is going to be available. Don’t worry, you’re unlikely to be deluged with email. I registered a year ago, and then again six months ago, and have heard nothing. But it does mean they know people in Blockley want fibre.
Tell your friends and neighbours
Obvious, but please do it! There’s a Broadband in Blockley poster here. Also, share the website on your Facebook or Twitter or Instagram Feed. There are links at the bottom of each page.
When you’ve done something
Will you put a comment on this page to say so please?