More than 500 homes in the Kerry area could miss out on ultrafast broadband
28 September 2023
The company has told Powys County Council that the project could be in jeopardy unless more people in the village agree to apply for UK Government Gigabit Vouchers which will be used to help fund the extension of its full fibre network.
More information on the Openreach scheme can be found on its website: https://www.openreach.com/news/kerry-risks-missing-out-on-ultrafast-broadband/
Residents and businesses in the Kerry area can check if they qualify by entering their postcode on Openreach's Connect My Community website: https://www.openreach.com/connectmycommunity
Using the UK Government Gigabit Vouchers to help pay for the build won't cost residents and businesses anything, but they will have to commit to ordering a full fibre service from a provider of their choice for at least 12 months once the new network is available and confirm they are connected.
More information on Gigabit Vouchers can be found on the UK Government's website: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/
Cllr Jake Berriman, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for a Connected Powys, said: "This is a great opportunity for homes and businesses in the Kerry area to get access to a faster full fibre network which is often only available in more urban areas.
"As many as 514 properties in Kerry are eligible, but Openreach will only be able to connect them if enough people sign up and pledge their vouchers to the scheme."
For more information on this project or other ultrafast broadband opportunities in Powys email: email@example.com