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Ultrafast fibre internet (up to 330Mbps) available to some of Westcot & Sparsholt

on Tue, 01/10/2019 - 9:24am

Until recently, Sparsholt & Westcot's 'SuperFast' internet connections would, at best, provide speeds of up to ~70Mbps, using 'FTTC' (fibre to the cabinet, then copper to the property) technology.

Some properties in Westcot, being the furthest from Childrey BT exchange and effectively at the 'end of the line', could only obtain speeds of ~14Mbps.

From 1st October 2019, most properties in Westcot and some on the westerly edges of Sparsholt, can now obtain 'UltraFast' or FTTP (fibre to the property) connections, which can currently provide speeds of up to 330Mbps.

Note that only certain internet service providers (ISPs) can provide Ultrafast fibre internet services - your current ISP may not be able to provide FTTP.

Here are two ISPs that do currently provide FTTP services, where you can check availability and costs:-

Costs range from ~£35 a month and upwards. Delivery is 2-6 weeks.

When ordering or upgrading, you should check with the provider how they will handle your current telephone line and number.

For more information on UltraFast FTTP connections and how they compare (BBC):-