Broadband in Goodnestone

In early 2015, Goodnestone had a very significant upgrade in that Vfast, who supply wireless broadband to parts of Kent, put a new antenna on the church. Most properties in the village should get a good signal and have the option of moving to a high speed connection. A wireless service will offer a substantial improvement over what's available through a phone line. Even if you are not close to or within line-of-sight of the church, Vfast have other antennas and many parts of the parish are well served.

In June 2018, KCC provided an update on the status of its broadband upgrade programme that included some good news for Goodnestone residents. In late July and early August, BT Openreach will be installing a new green cabinet at Bonnington, at the other end of the park from Goodnestone village. This will enable all of Goodnestone village and Claypits to benefit from Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) broadband through the phone line. All major broadband providers work with BT Openreach so it will be possible to use any broadband provider. If you currently have broadband through your phone line, it will be possible to order an upgrade from your existing provider once the new service goes live.

Top speeds should be between around 25Mbps and 50Mbps in Goodnestone village and mid-teens to around 20 Mbps in Claypits. KCC did not say exactly when the service will be available, but it should not be too long after the installation of the cabinet. This will provide an alternative to the Vfast wireless service for those properties unable to get a signal or looking for a different choice of provider.

KCC and Openreach are still looking at options for Chillenden. Updates will be provided here as and when information is available from KCC. Representations have been made to KCC about Rowling where broadband through phone lines is very poor.

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