Engineering work is underway to connect around 3,000 homes and businesses in Stokenchurch to full fibre broadband.

The work is being carried out by full fibre broadband provider Gigaclear which is also extending its network to other rural villages and market towns in the county including Great Missenden, Aston Clinton and Chesham Bois.

Residents in Stokenchurch will begin to have access to full fibre by the end of the year with the majority of the work being completed by spring 2024.

Full fibre delivers broadband directly to a person’s home via fibre optic cable meaning that it is much faster and more reliable than the traditional old copper network.

Central Delivery Director Ben Woods said: “There are many great benefits to living in rural communities such as Stokenchurch but having access to faster broadband is not always something people expect.

"People living in towns and cities, on average, enjoy much faster speeds than people in rural locations and Ofcom says that divide is growing.

“Gigaclear's mission is to address this gap and bring full fibre faster speeds to residents in rural villages and towns so they’re able to work from home, stream online entertainment, scroll and gameplay just like everyone else.”

During the engineering work, Gigaclear will be utilising existing Openreach ducts and poles wherever possible in order to minimise disruption.