The Connecting Shropshire project has launched a new and improved map to provide people with information about the roll-out in their part of Shropshire and has also announced thirteen more exchanges that will benefit from a fibre based broadband service.
Bishops Castle, Bromfield, Calverhall, Cressage, Ditton Priors, Dudleston Heath, Ellesmere, Hodnet, Knockin, Munslow, Norton, Seifton and Worfield13 exchanges covering roughly 7,500 homes and businesses
While many of the BDUK areas have been semi-urban, the thirteen exchanges announced today are distinctly rural and comprise of around 25 cabinets in total. Exactly how many cabinets will be fibre enabled is unknown at this time, but as a couple of the exchanges feature high proportions of Exchange Only (EO) lines it looks like Shropshire will be addressing the EO issue in at least some cases.
"This is an exciting time for Shropshire. The Connecting Shropshire partnership is spreading its wings and our teams are working hard to bring high-speed fibre broadband to as many communities as possible, as quickly as possible, including some of the most remote areas of the county.
Fast and reliable internet is becoming crucial to daily life for residents in Shropshire. Fibre broadband will provide an equal opportunity to access essential online activities, such as council services, healthcare and other public services, as well as offering new leisure and educational opportunities.Steve Henderson, BT’s regional director for broadband partnerships
So the game now is for residents and businesses to keep an eye on what is happening in their area and hopefully there will be enough activity in the local press to let people know when cabinets go live. If we learn more information about which exact cabinets and the Exchange Only areas are going to be enabled we will of course update you.