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Spectrum Internet bring more full fibre to Bristol

A bit of good news for a Friday afternoon, the 24 premises in Old School Lane, Bristol have jumped from just ADSL2+ speeds to full fibre courtesy of Spectrum Internet.

I bought my house in the heart of Bristol 9 years ago. It was one of a new development overlooking the harbour, fabulous! Imagine my horror when I discovered the best broadband available was 6mbs down and 2mbs up! I spent the next 9 years trying to get a better service, even resorting to a very expensive cellular service. Then in 2018 I came across Spectrum and a solution started to materialise.

A few months on and I now have the fastest broadband I have ever encountered! If that is not good enough their customer service is simply the best I have dealt with, what a delight these days to be engaged with such a business. Fantastic!

Resident and Community Champion for the project, Dave Roberts

The roll-out was supported with vouchers from the Gigabit Voucher Scheme and for others thinking of taking part it is worth reminding everyone that residential users if claiming a £500 voucher towards a community install will need to pay the £100 of VAT that is due, also under the Gigabit Voucher Scheme you need at least one business claiming a voucher before residents can. The very recently launched Rural Gigabit Connectivity scheme does not carry the same business requirement but is obviously restricted to rural locations.


They could've just went with Virgin since it's available there.

  • Jake4
  • 4 months ago

Virgin missed out the whole of Old School Lane.

  • Conzilla
  • 4 months ago

Quote “Imagine my horror when I discovered the best broadband available was 6mbs down and 2mbs up!”

It never ceases to amaze me why people spend so much money on a property without checking on things that matter to them first. If broadband was important, why not ask the developer before committing?

  • New_Londoner
  • 4 months ago

Because developers lie, I specifically asked mine of Virgin Media was going to be on our phase of the development , they said yes, it hasn't happened, turns out our part of the phase isn't viable. Very annoying but too late to pull out, and in the grand scheme of things it wasn't worth losing thousands because I couldn't get my 100mb broadband

  • Damohtc
  • 4 months ago

On the buying, think back 9 years ago - 2010 - superfast speeds were pretty new and Netflix etc was yet to be created

On asking a developer if its important then make it part of the conditions, though adding that as a variation on the usual legal stuff will add on your side and may find developer simply shrugs and won't sign a commitment

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 4 months ago

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