We want to help communities to secure the funding they need to get fibre broadband in their area
There are currently approximately 36 properties situated in a broadband 'black hole', predominantly along Hampton Lane (including Field Lane and Ravenshaw Lane) that currently have no provision for High Speed Fibre Broadband, nor is there any plan to rectify this within the long term future. I have had confirmation that we have been removed from BTs rollout plan and remain in the 5% of the UK with no plan for coverage. This is because the area was deemed a 'commercial area' and would receive funding via an alternate method. Properties to the West of Field Lane, along with Catherine-de-Barnes and Lugtrout Lane are all Fibre enabled via different cabinets. We require cabinet 34 to be Fibre enabled on the corner of Field Lane to make this provision. I have written to MPs with responses from the House of Commons that promise much but deliver nothing so the time has come to take matters into our own hands. The cost of doing this is £20,749 approx £550 per household if everybody pledges!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
As we move to the future, our lives will become more and more reliant on connectivity and technology. Without the infrastructure to support this, we will not be able to fully utilise these developments. Fibre broadband offers: - Massively Increased download speeds (movies/games/music etc) - Increased productivity for business users (high speed file transfer etc..) - Protect the value and saleability of your property (high speed broadband now becoming as important a factor in buyer considerations as schools/location/amenities/transport links!)
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council