Village of the future left with slow broadband header image

Published: 22nd Jun 2016

Residents of a new housing development near Bristol have complained about a lack of broadband connectivity. 

Aurora Springs, which is situated close to the Bristol and South Gloucestershire border, was dubbed the "village of the future" when people first moved there, but they have now found out the area is unlikely to be included in the government's super-fast broadband rollout. 

In addition to this, some residents say they do not even have access to a landline phone connection at present, the Bristol Post reports. 

Sejal Hampson, who is leading a campaign for the village to receive upgraded phone and broadband services, stated: "It's ludicrous that as a new estate which … wants to use the latest technology and speeds that we have been left with inconsistent broadband service and poor speeds."

BT and Bristol City Council have claimed they will look into improving connectivity for people in Aurora Springs, but a faster alternative may be satellite broadband.