Sep 29, 2018

Broadband update


Faster broadband is now live in both Goodnestone and Chillenden

Category: General
Posted by: jon

BT Openreach installed a new cabinet recently at Bonnington, at the other end of the park from Goodnestone village. This cabinet has now been switched on so it is possible to get fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband in all of Goodnestone and Claypits. All major broadband providers use BT Openreach so the service can be ordered through any broadband supplier. If you currently get broadband through your phone line you should be able to order an upgrade from your existing provider. The upgraded service will typically cost about an extra £10/month.

This will provide an alternative to the Vfast wireless service for properties unable to get a signal from Vfast or looking for an alternative provider.

Fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband is also available in Chillenden. However, the cabinet serving Chillenden is some distance away, so speed improvements will be more modest. Typical speeds will increase to around 5 to 15Mbps. Check with your provider before ordering an upgrade. They should be able to give you a speed estimate and a minimum speed for your property. If the speed you receive is below the minimum, your provider should treat it as a fault or allow you to cancel any contract.

Unfortunately, the latest information from KCC is that Rowling is in the "difficult to reach" category and that for Rowling, Vfast is probably the best option, certainly in the short to medium term.