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The Wessex Internet team starts work in South Somerset

The long-awaited rollout of ultra fast fibre broadband to The Cheritons and Horsington by Wessex Internet is about to happen.

Lattiford and Holton are under construction, but work has been temporarily suspended owing to ground conditions – they don’t want to make too much mess.

North and South Cheriton are next, with Horsington and the Marsh likely in late summer.

The service is 11 times faster than the Uk’s average broadfband speed (and a staggering 900 times faster than the speeds currerntly achieved on outlying areas like Horsington Marsh!).

The cost of laying the cables and connecting to your home is covered by a government grant (which Wessex Internet will apply for on your behalf), so you need pay nothing. You will have to pay a £49.00 connection charge when the project is complete, and then a monthly fee which starts at £29.00, for a basic household service.

The basic service gives you an upload speed of 15 mps, which will suit most domestic users.  Higher speeds are available for data hungry users at a higher cost, which rises in stages according to your needs – £44 per month for 30mps uploads, £59 pm for 125 mps and £84 pm for 300 mps uploads.

If you run a separate business from your home, you can apply for a home and a business connection, and the grant will cover both.

All you need to do is register your interest with Wessex Internet . There is nothing to pay , and you can change your mind later.


This will be the fastest and most efficient internet which is likely to be available to you. If you fail to register before the project commences, you will lose your grant and be forced to pay hundreds of pounds for a connection later on. By registering now, you also help Wessex Internet with their planning.

Wessex Internet will be organising meetings in the village Hall to introduce the team and answer any questions. Look out for announcements.

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