Olveston residents 'disappointed with inconsistent broadband'

Thursday, May 22nd 2014
Broadband speeds in Olveston are extremely inconsistent.
Olveston residents 'disappointed with inconsistent broadband'
Residents in the South Gloucestershire village of Olveston are experiencing inconsistent broadband speeds, leaving some dissatisfied with their local rollout programme.

Rural parts of the area have been gaining access to superfast broadband under a scheme headed by South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Councils, as well as Broadband Delivery UK, which received a £35.6 million cash injection last year to help bring the high-speed technology to villages like Olveston.

Local people were expecting loading speeds of 24Mbps, with this potentially set to increase to 80Mbps by 2016, the Gazette reports. 

However, residents have been experiencing great inconsistencies, with villager Sandra Marr receiving a service of just 3.5Mbps, despite many of her neighbours enjoying connectivity speeds of 40Mbps.

Ms Marr commented: "We do a lot of work from home and so a good broadband service is important for that and for the family in general.

"We were promised 12Mbps by our broadband provider but we are only getting 3.5Mbps at the moment."

The local council has said residents need to get in touch with their broadband providers as they should be able to help resolve the issue.

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