By the end of this month, the first five thousand premises will to be able to be connected to broadband provided through the Better Connected project.
Superfast connection packages are now available from internet service providers from upgraded cabinets connected to exchanges at Bosham, Billingshurst, Fittleworth, Petworth and Siddlesham. Services will soon also be available from upgraded cabinets connected to exchanges at West Chiltington, Storrington, Graffham and Pulborough.
In July West Sussex County Council anticipate that new broadband services will become available from cabinets connected to exchanges at Wisborough Green, Ashington, Bury and Kirdford which will conclude phase one of the roll out.
Network preparation and building is now underway at exchanges in phase two. Work to extend the existing underground spine and sub ducts has taken place at Bracklesham Bay, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Haywards Heath and Selsey and continues at Birdham, Eastergate and Sutton.
New fibre-holding DSLAM cabinets have been built at Birdham, Bracklesham Bay, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Chichester and Eastergate. Work has been taking place around Coldwaltham to connect communities to broadband through Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) technology and we anticipate that all new broadband services delivered in phase two via FTTP or upgraded cabinets will become available from this September.
Please do visit www.westsussex-betterconnected.org.uk for more information.