Gloucestershire

Lechlade, Fairford, South Cerney to get faster broadband

Three towns in Gloucestershire are set to get faster broadband by Christmas, the county council has said.

Lechlade, Fairford and South Cerney are the latest places to be added to the roll-out in the Fastershire project.

County Council leader Mark Hawthorne said: "This is a big job but we are making progress and it won't be long before we see cables laid."

Five towns in the Forest of Dean are set to be connected by autumn as part of the multi-million pound project.

These communities are Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Longhope and Lydbrook.

Last year, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire county councils agreed the £56.6m deal with BT to offer high-speed internet to rural parts of both counties.

The aim is to enable 90% of homes and businesses in the county to have access to fibre broadband by the end of 2016.

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