Full Fibre broadband to come to Cheriton

Cheriton is joining more than 2,800 towns, cities, boroughs, villages and hamlets included in Openreach’s Full Fibre broadband build plans.   

The once-in-a-generation, Full Fibre broadband upgrade will let thousands of local people and businesses connect multiple devices at gigabit-capable speeds and help businesses to trade online and compete for decades to come.

Around 4,000 homes and businesses in Cheriton will benefit as part of the company’s regular programme of build updates.  The announcement also means that all exchange areas in Folkestone will now be included in our ultrafast Full Fibre investment.

Full Fibre broadband provides more reliable, resilient and future-proof connectivity; with fewer faults; more predictable, consistent speeds and enough capacity to easily meet growing data demands. 

Local people can visit the Openreach website for updates and, as the build progresses, check their addresses to see when services are available from their chosen provider.

Kieran Wines, Regional Partnership Director for the South East said: “Nobody in the UK is building full fibre faster, further or at a higher quality than Openreach. We’re reaching more communities than ever and our team of highly-skilled engineers, alongside our build partners, are working hard to deliver some of the fastest and most reliable broadband available.

“The latest details and timescales will be available on our website as the build planning progresses.”

More than 240,000 homes and businesses across Kent can already access ultrafast Full Fibre through a provider of their choice on Openreach’s network.

A report by the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR) shows that connecting everyone in the South East to Full Fibre broadband would create an £8.7 billion boost to the local economy, by unlocking smarter ways of working, better public services and greater opportunities for the next-generation of home-grown businesses. The report also revealed that 64,000 people in the region could be brought back into the workforce through enhanced connectivity – including in small businesses and through entrepreneurship.