BDUK Rural Connectivity Survey


Businesses’ views sought on rural broadband connection Rural SMEs are being invited to share their views and experiences of broadband connection and the effect this has on their business by completing...

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Broadband Speed Its Your Call

Bridging the Gap FEP

Last month in our broadband speed blog we gave 3 tips to try before doing anything else.

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Time to Increase Your Broadband Speed I

Bridging the Gap FEP

FEP surveys confirm that for many in the Forest of Dean, broadband is slow.

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Success in Cinderford

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In April 2021, Forest Economic Partnership signed a contract with Fastershire on behalf of the Cinderford Community to enable fibre to the premise broadband to be installed in over 500...

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Forest of Dean Is Ahead of the UK


Covid has created many changes in the way that we live, work and play due. Changes in work practices have had positive benefits in reducing carbon with less travel.

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Cinderford Fastershire Project

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Over the last few months you may have noticed improvements being made to the broadband infrastructure across the District and the County.

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How Fast How Good is Your Broadband2?


In 2019, FEP ran its first survey on broadband speed in the Forest of Dean. Over 400 people responded giving a really useful picture of the actual situation.

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Broadband in the Forest


Thinking about the impact of COVID on the Forests Broadband

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Smart, the future of sustainable travel?


Smart is Sustainable Travel in the Forest of Dean.

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Digital Connectivity

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On the 25th October 2019 the UK government issued a press release stating that there is a “£1 billion deal set to solve poor mobile coverage”.

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