We heard earlier today that one villager, living on Church Street, had been told by an Internet Service Provider that they could not get superfast fibre broadband on their phone line.
Unless you happen to live on the Berwick Road and have a phone number beginning 01722, all phones in Winterbourne Stoke are connected back to the Shrewton exchange via the old green cabinet and the new cabinet (Shrewton 7), which are located outside Manor Farm on the A303. So all villagers, for example, those living on the A303 (High Street), Church Street, Brook Close, Meadow View and St Peter’s Close, should be able to get connected without any problem. What’s going on is a bit of a puzzle
We’ve already got BT looking into this one case, but if you have had a similar response in the last week from any Internet Service Provider, please can you let us know, by email as soon as possible and we will pass the information on to the team responsible for this particular scheme. We need your name, address and phone number.
We haven’t forgotten those who live on the Berwick Road either. There is at least the possibility that a self-funded scheme could be used to connect back to the Shrewton 7 cabinet and the Shrewton telephone exchange. We will hopefully know more in the next week or so.