CSW Broadband update

Published: 30 January 2019

Did you know that superfast broadband might already be available to you?

The CSW Broadband Project has already completed the following upgrades to these communities within your parish:

Cabinet / Structure               Area served by upgrade

Earlswood 1

Parts of Earlswood & Hockley Heath

Earlswood 10

Parts of Earlswood

Earlswood 2

Parts of Earlswood

Earlswood 3

Parts of Earlswood

Earlswood 4

Parts of Earlswood

Earlswood 5

Parts of Earlswood

Earlswood 8

Parts of Earlswood

Tanworth in Arden 1

Parts of Wood End & surrounding area

Tanworth in Arden 2

Parts of Tanworth in Arden

Tanworth in Arden 3

Parts of Tanworth in Arden

 

To find out if you can get superfast broadband:

1. Check whether fibre broadband is available to you by entering your landline number or address into the BT Broadband Availability Checker.

If fibre is available, either 'VDSL Range A & B' or 'WBC FTTP' will be listed in the 'Featured Products' column on the left hand side of the results table along with the maximum and minimum speeds you are likely to achieve.

Our How to use the BT Broadband Availability Checker web page includes clear and concise information on how to make sense of the Availability Checker results.

2. Remember, that if fibre is available, you will need to order a fibre broadband packageYou will not receive the upgraded service automatically. To find an Internet Service Provider and a fibre broadband package that suits your needs, you can use a broadband comparison site such as:

MoneySavingExpert.com

Broadbandchoices

Broadband Genie

Cable.co.uk

What are the benefits?

Having access to faster broadband allows individuals, families, businesses and communities to:

·         Browse the web faster

·         Stream HD films, TV shows, games and videos without buffering slowing you down

·         Talk face-to-face with friends and family using Skype, FaceTime or similar software

·         Compete with other businesses in the increasingly competitive global marketplace

·         Reduce workplace costs through remote working / working from home

·         Make use of a whole host of other online opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be possible