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Hannington Village is now 'Live' with superfast fibre broadband 19th March 2019 Hannington Village is now 'Live' with superfast fibre broadband 19th March 2019

Hannington Parish Council has been liaising with the Hampshire County Council Superfast Broadband Programme team for over four years, with the aim of drawing attention to Hannington parish's need for business quality broadband services in the community.

The parish council had compiled research in 2013 into the existing expected broadband service speeds according to OFCOM vs. BT Wholesale for the Kingsclere Ward. Discrepancies were passed onto the HCC Broadband Programme Team to correct premises broadband classifications which may have precluded the new service being provided to them.

HANNINGTON VILLAGE UPDATE: Superfast Fibre now available.

As of 18th March 2019, the Hannington ‘fibre’ street cabinet designated ‘Kingsclere 8’ is now 'Live' and operational. Superfast Fibre Broadband can now be ordered from any Information Service Providers (ISP) of your choice.

The technical solution has been completed for the provision of superfast broadband to Hannington village, that is to provide overhead ‘fibre’ cable strung along the existing telegraph poles from the A339 to the ‘Kingsclere 8’ street cabinet located near Moonpenny Cottage at the North end of the village.

Commissioning of the fibre cabinet had been completed over the weekend and the Communication Providers (also known as the Service Providers) have been informed that superfast broadband is available in the area. So, Hannington Village residents are in a position to order superfast broadband if they so wish.

Not all residents may have access to superfast broadband due to distance constraints. You can find the latest status of Superfast Broadband in your postcode area by using the fibre checker at

The actual speed for each home will depend upon a range of factors, primarily the distance they are from the street cabinet Kingsclere 8 from where the final leg of broadband is delivered by copper cable to the home.  However, we are talking about speeds of 24+Mbps in most cases for those residents who are within 1.2km from the cabinet. 

This solution is limited to those living within the ‘village area’ and does not apply to the four ‘satellites’ of Ibworth, North Oakley, White Lane and Plantation Farm.



As at 25th May 2021, the Openreach Community Fibre Partnership project to provide Gigabit fibre to 15 homes was completed.

The project is now  'live' and operational. Residents can order gigabit fibre to the home from any Information Services Provider (ISP) of their choice.

"On behalf of the residents in White Lane and Hannington Road, I would like to formally record our thanks to HPC for their support in this project and in particular acting as the 'legal entity' for the residents and the project.  Without this support, the project would probably not have 'got off the ground'. . .

To say that we are delighted with the quality of the ultrafast fibre broadband service would be an understatement. The vast majority of us have progressed from broadband speeds of 2-3Mbps to 60-100Mbps (and even more in a few cases). This development has been a real 'life changer' for many of us; not least during the latter stages of the 'lockdown' due to the COVID pandemic."

                               Chris Pottinger, White Lane Resident, 26th May 2021


Universal Service Obligation: 

If your area is not within the Superfast Broadband Programme, the national universal service scheme offers eligible UK addresses the right to request a ‘decent’ broadband connection. 

Ofcom defines this as a connection that can deliver:

      A download speed of at least 10Mb                            An upload speed of at least 1Mb

If your address is eligible, BT can explore the cost of upgrading the network in your area so you can order faster broadband.

See for further information.


To see more on the alternative solutions, funded by the government, go to the 'HCC Broadband Programme' website.


How Broadband Works - for techies

The website provides broadband news and information with an article for those who wish to know more technical detail found at

Major Broadband Outages

In the event your broadband is not working you can check if a major network incident has occurred  in your area by using the Openreach local network checker 'Openreach network checker'


Page updated 22nd January 2022

Gigabit Fibre to the home at White Lane & Hannington Road Gigabit Fibre to the home at White Lane & Hannington Road