Broadband Delivery Explained

There are several reasons why your postcode is not in our current build plans:

BT Openreach

Virgin Media

Gigaclear

Wessex Internet 

Will there be further funding?

Wiltshire Council is committed to extending our superfast broadband footprint and we continue to explore further funding opportunities including potential savings and reinvestment into the contract.  

We are also awaiting further information from central government with regards the latest Autumn Statement and considerable further investment in broadband, 5G and direct fibre infrastructure.

Better Broadband Scheme

The scheme is intended to deliver central government’s Universal Service Commitment to ensure that homes and businesses have access to download speeds of at least 2Mbps.  If premises are not in any of our current plans to receive a fibre broadband service and currently receive less than 2Mbps, then the Better Broadband Scheme might be an option.  This scheme can offer support towards the cost of the equipment and installation of a wireless or satellite broadband connection.  More information about the scheme including eligibility criteria can be found here

What other opportunities are available?

Despite the significant level of investment we acknowledge that we cannot get to everyone. We appreciate that not all residents or communities may wish to wait until the end of our programme to find out if they will be included utilising any potential savings or reinvestment, therefore you may wish to explore other technologies that are available now; please visit our Broadband Technologies page for more information.