ENGINEERING work is underway in Bramley to give more than 2,100 rural homes and businesses access to full-fibre broadband.

The work is being carried out by the UK’s largest rural alternative network provider Gigaclear as part of a multi-million-pound infrastructure boost in Hampshire.

The first homeowners are expected to have access to ultrafast broadband speeds in March, with the work due to be completed by July.

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Delivery director Charlie Freed said: “Work beginning in Bramley follows on from work we are already carrying out in Pamber Heath and continues our network roll-out to rural communities in the county.

“We know there are many great benefits to living in the countryside but having access to fast and reliable broadband is not always something you’d expect.

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"People living in towns and cities, on average, enjoy much faster speeds than people in rural locations and Gigaclear is on a mission to reduce this gap.

"Taking our full-fibre network to residents in rural villages and towns in Hampshire will enable them to work from home, stream online entertainment, scroll and gameplay just like everyone else.”

Gigaclear will utilise existing Openreach ducts and poles wherever possible to minimise disruption while engineering works are taking place.

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