Nearly 96% of Worcestershire premises have access to Superfast Broadband

Businesses and residents are being encouraged to check their status with the Superfast Worcestershire team in case their status has changed.

There can be many reasons to check your status, whether you’re unable to connect a record to a particular structure, or are in an area with an FTTP (fibre to the premise) intervention.

The best way to see if you have a live service is to use BT’s speed checker here. To use the checker, either enter a BT telephone number (including area code) or your address (you need to click the link below the number box.) Superfast colleagues from the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Broadband project have put together a very handy ‘How to use the BT Line Checker‘ guide, which will help businesses and individuals to make sense of the DSL Checker results.

Individuals will need to upgrade to a superfast broadband package through their chosen ISP to take advantage of infrastructure upgrades that have been made available.

Businesses can also consider the Gigabit Voucher scheme, which can be used by SMEs and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.

If you are not yet able to receive a superfast service, please register with Superfast Worcestershire here.

For more information about the scheme contact Superfast Worcestershire on superfast@worcestershire.gov.uk.