We would like to take this opportunity to thank all residents and businesses that signed up for the Romsley Fibre project. You made the difference!
The overall project (including phase 1 and 2), which comprises over 200 addresses in the containment area, was collated and submitted to the Broadband & Connectivity team at Worcestershire County Council for approval.
The latest news is that the project is at the “Final approval” stage with Openreach, the network builder.
Registrations are still open until we receive the final sign off from Openreach, so register soon if you intend to.
Good news is awaited. Thank you to everyone once again.
Best wishes for Christmas and New Year - please stay safe and keep well.
John Shaw & Jack Strain
Gigabit capable Fibre Broadband utilises a technology called Fibre-to-the-Premises, also known as FTTP. This technology brings fibre optic cable directly to your premises from the telephone exchange, through existing underground ducts and telegraph poles (where possible).
This results in a much higher speed capability, unlike Superfast Broadband which uses a technology called Fibre-to-the-Cabinet, or FTTC, where the fibre optic cable stops at the roadside cabinet where the remainder of cable to your premises is still copper, or normal Broadband which uses a technology called ADSL, where all of the link from the exchange to your house is copper (and slow).
Romsley Fibre is launching a community-led project to roll out fibre-to-the-premises to a part of the Romsley area. We are now on the second phase of our project, and we are covering addresses on the following roads: Frankley Green, Gannow Green Lane, Bromsgrove Road, Farley Lane, Quantry Lane, Chadwich Lane, Madeley Road, The Gutter and Harbours Hill.
This project will be at no extra cost to residents!
This roll out will be funded with a government grant scheme, known as the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. However, residents and businesses do not need to apply for the voucher themselves. Just register your interest on this website and once we have enough support and therefore enough voucher pledges to meet the cost of the build, we will handle claiming the vouchers on behalf of residents and businesses and we will start the build of the fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure with Openreach. Once the infrastructure is built, residents and businesses that registered their interest will need to sign up to a broadband package on the new infrastructure.
Diagram Credit: Kingsbrook Park Community Fibre
Once the infrastructure is built and available to use, you will need to buy a plan from a provider in order to use it.
Many broadband providers already offer fibre-to-the-premises plans, including these:
BT offer FTTP plans from 40Mbps to 1000Mbps (Gigabit).
Andrews & Arnold offer FTTP plans from 40Mbps to 160Mbps.
Sky offer FTTP plans of up to 150Mbps.
TalkTalk will be offering FTTP broadband plans later in 2020.
Cerberus Networks offer FTTP plans from 80Mbps to 1000Mbps (Gigabit).
Zen offer FTTP plans from 40Mbps to 900Mbps.