Villages set to receive super-fast broadband network

PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 November 2017

Puxton and Hewish are set for internet upgrades.

Puxton and Hewish are set for internet upgrades.

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North Somerset villages which have suffered poor internet speeds for years will receive a super-fast broadband network.

Puxton and Hewish have been included in Connecting Devon and Somerset’s (CDS) second phase of broadband improvements in the region, which could offer speeds of 1,000 megabits per second.

Gigaclear, on behalf of CDS, will install the new fibre network which will connect directly to homes over the next three years.

To connect to the network, residents will have to pay a one-off charge of £230 and a monthly subscription of £41-77 per month.

A Puxton and Hewish Parish Council statement said: “It is terrific news that the parish has now been included in the second phase of the roll out of fast broadband.

“This may not be a cheap option, but you do end up with genuine fibre to home super-fast broadband, rather than the halfway house of fibre to cabinet that BT has rolled out in the first phase.”

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