Some may have seen vans in the parish from broadband firms other than Openreach – Trooli, Airband and Gigaclear for example.
Please be careful before signing up with them; if you’ve validated a government Gigabit voucher then you are obligated to use an Openreach linked supplier – a full list is here – within two months of the scheme going live.
If you sign up with a company that uses their own network you could be liable to repay the value of the Gigabit voucher – £1500 if you pledged as a resident or £3500 if you pledged as a business. See here for more detail.
As for the Openreach scheme, the information I’ve been given is that we should see the FTTP complete by June 2023.
Cllr. Adam Bernstein