Kingsway Fibre Optics

Monday, September 11th, 2017

This is an appeal for anyone that has slow broadband to speak out.

We are currently in communication with Openreach about co-founding for cabinet 34.

After, just moving in and experiencing this broadband issue we want to speak out.

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We are currently compiling a survey to send this information to Openreach; the more people who fill in their details, the quicker change will happen, so please complete the survey: HERE

Thank you.

7 Responses to “Kingsway Fibre Optics”

    Nice one and good news, thanks Martin 🙂

    Martin McDowell
    January 16, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I’ve checked the Openreach page following the comments on this thread. It confirms (with a bit of changing around what street you are looking at) that they are in the initial stages of fibre to premises feasibility for some streets served by Cabinet 34. That basically means that the cabinet will not be getting upgraded – fibre to premises bypasses that – but does mean that as it gets rolled out, people should get a decent fast fibre connection.


    Had a call with Simon from Rural Broadband.       [Editors Note: See this post/conversation].
    These people are currently setting up a super fast internet in Stone, Gloucestershire and their next project is in Woodford. Details are available on their facebook page.
    For the next project if there are at least 70 people interested, they can start a project in Kingsway.
    They offer 100Mb/s download and 100Mb/s upload at a cost of £43 per month. This speed can go upto 500Mb/s.
    He also said, earlier Dave from Kingsway has contacted him.

    I assume this is the easiest way to get faster speeds.
    They would install a device at home similar to a satellite dish to receive the radio waves.
    If there are more than 70 people interested, we can go and talk to them and get it done soon.

    Thank you.

    According to

    Under Review
    You are connected to cabinet number 34 on the Hardwicke exchange.
    We’re in your area but we’re still assessing whether or not we can upgrade your cabinet. This means you can’t order Fibre yet.

    And according to:
    We’re working with government and industry to explore ways to bring Superfast fibre to as many people as possible but don’t have a plan for your area yet.
    You might consider co-funding fibre access in your community. Knowing there’s a healthy demand in your area can also really help.

    Exchange name: Hardwicke
    Exchange status: Fibre enabled
    Cabinet number: 34
    Technology: –

    We are nowhere near getting this service. Getting Fibre to the home is pretty much unlikely at the moment as from what I learnt recently from some BT engineers is that there is no provision for fibre to even come to cabinet 34.

    Hello Aston69,
    Would they be laying fibre to all the areas/postcodes of Kingsway or only specific areas?

    Update: Following letters to Openreach and our MP we may now be getting sorted.
    Openreach have started down Boulmer Ave’ this week working to get the network ready. On speaking to them they have started laying out the ropes ready to lay Fibre straight to the houses. This means that instead of having it into the cabinet. It will go straight to the houses so as they have said should mean superfast Fibre up to a possible 300mb. They are hoping to have all sorted within the next month. I have requested the MP’s office to check on this work. So fingers crossed it should all get done soon.

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for posting this.
    It’s an issue which has affected many local residents and prompted many previous posts on the subject, as follows:

    Title: Date:
    Kingsway Broadband Issues 07/04/2017
    Gloucester Broadband Survey 16/03/2016
    Fibre Broadband 14/06/2015
    Fibre Broadband Providers (Marham Drive) 27/05/2014
    Virgin Media / BT Infinity 10/02/2012
    BT – The Race To Infinity 27/10/2010
    Broadband 04/07/2010
    Internet Connection 31/03/2009

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