Issue details

Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2019 - 2022

To consider the latest iteration of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy, which will direct the implementation approaches of the Fastershire project, that will drive the future delivery of high speed broadband infrastructure throughout Gloucestershire and Herefordshire through to 2022.

In order to enable the most challenging and hardest to reach properties, the project’s new approach will allow us to be more agile and innovative. Allowing us to work more closely with the those local communities and the private sector suppliers in order to find a more bespoke solution for those premises in the final 3%.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/11/2019

Decision due: 20 Dec 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Contact: Simon Excell, Lead Commissioner Strategic Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01452-428487.


Leader of the Council
Chief Executive
Strategic Adviser Communities and Infrastructure
Herefordshire Council
Cotswold District Council
Funding Partners including BDUK

Scrutiny Input: None: Members of the Economic Growth Joint Committee and Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee have received regular updates on the progress of the Fastershire project and delivery. An update report and presentation on the revised Strategy will be made to the Joint Committee on 20th November 2019, (Scrutiny Committee members have been invited to attend this meeting).

Planned Dates: None identified as yet


  • The (approved) Fastershire Strategy 2015-2019 is available at www.fastershire .com