Superfast broadband for Basingstoke
To boost superfast broadband coverage across the borough, we have been working closely with the county council on Hampshire’s Superfast Broadband Programme. The government funded commercial roll out currently reaches around 80% of premises. The aim of the Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme is to extend this coverage to at least 95% of premises by the end of 2017.
The benefits of superfast broadband
Superfast broadband allows homes and businesses to benefit from download speeds of up to 40Mb and upload speeds of up to 5Mb.
This means you can:
- download music tracks in less than 5 seconds
- game online in HD
- watch movies and sports events online in HD
- video conference easily with friends and family
What’s more, everyone can do want they want online at the same time.
Access to superfast broadband
Many homes and businesses in the borough can now take advantage of improved download speeds thanks to recent upgrades. To see if you’re part of the Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme and find out whether you can enjoy the benefits, use the post code checker on the Hampshire Superfast Broadband website.
If this states that you will be covered by ‘Commercial Rollout’, you can find out here when it will become available.
Estimated activation dates for ‘Commercial Rollout’ can often be delayed so to help check the status of your upgrade to superfast broadband you can use Openreach’s checking facility or BT’s Checking facility.
Homes and businesses that have not been upgraded or included in future developments
Plans are in place to extend coverage across Hampshire to at least 95%. To find out more information on this next phase of the programme and see a provisional coverage map, visit the Hampshire Superfast Broadband website. Here you can register your interest, help prove the demand in your area and find out about self-funding options or alternative solutions.
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