Three communities were successful in their bids for funding from the County Council to provide access to faster Broadband in their areas. The County Council identified £400,000 through the 'Green Infrastructure Fund' and as part of its remit to encourage sustainable travel choices, 'Choose how you move' in Redditch earmarked £300,000 for improving broadband services. This is an innovative pathfinder approach and Worcestershire is leading the way with these projects.
The preferred supplier for the infrastructure was Airband, chosen because of their experience of providing local community broadband, their focus on customer service and packages on offer to customers. Through this scheme, those who sign up with an Internet Service Provider operating in the area will be able to access much faster Broadband download speeds.
Faster Broadband infrastructure is now available to all residential and business premises in:
- Little Witley Parish
- North-West Malvern Consortium - Comprising the parishes of: Bockleton, Kyre, Hanley, Rochford, Eastham, Lindridge, Mamble and Bayton.
- The Redditch Travel Arc Consortium - Comprising the parishes of: Tibberton, Crowle, part of Hanbury, Stock and Bradley and Feckenham.
If you live in the above areas, you can use the postcode search on Airband's (opens in a new window) website and find out when faster Broadband will be available in your area with information available on Airband's website for residents, businesses and Internet Service Providers interested in accessing the network.