I have been reassured once again that we remain in the rollout plan but some issues have been found with our fibre due to duct blockages. I did see a fibre services contractor van out on Holwell Lane and Scalford Road recently, so maybe they were doing the survey. It means that additional traffic management on some of the roads around here will need to be negotiated between Openreach and LCC Highways (at least we won’t miss them when they do the work lol!).
Despite this, the good news is that our fibre cabinet(s) are still expected to be live sometime between October and December this year, assuming no other problems occur.
More widely with the Leicestershire Superfast project:
- an additional £2million of funding has been secured to try and connect some of the rural areas even more remote than Holwell
- if you are a business, you can apply for up to £3,000 to help with your broadband connection costs. More information and how to apply here.