Tuesday, 28 April 2020

An update about FTTP broadband in Coldingham (April 2020)

The broadband situation in Coldingham, in the Scottish Borders has moved on since I last posted.   Although it's taken 3-4 years since work started in parts of the village, most of the village now has Fibre to the Cabinet broadband (FTTC) which provides speeds up to about 75Mbps in the centre of the village (closest to the telephone exchange next to the surgery).  However, until recently, the outskirts of the village were still stuck on slow, often sub-2Mbps connections.  The good news is that many of the outlying areas have had (or are having) FTTP broadband installed.  This is the Rolls Royce of broadband solutions, as it is very future proof and also provides a much more reliable high-speed connection.  Properties on the Reston Road, including Templehall and Bee Edge have had FTTP availability since October 2019, and most recently houses near the beach, including St Vedas (which was started about 3 years ago - see below) have finally had their installation completed, and they can now order FTTP.  Properties and farms up School Road and on the Moor road have also been enabled.  If you're unsure if you can get faster speeds, check with your provider or enter your postcode on the Openreach Checker.  If you want advice or help, feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.

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