Blackpool South Community Broadband

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Blackpool South Community Broadband

Blackpool South Community Broadband

BLACKPOOL COMMUNITY FIBRE PARTNERSHIP NUMBER - 39508 CIC By BLACKPOOL COMMUNITY FIBRE PARTNERSHIP NUMBER - 39508 CIC

As we are spending more time indoors due to COVID-19 I am frustrated at our broadband speed and that it will be some time before we are included in a national roll out of gigafast broadband.

Blackpool Fundraising stage

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backers
£0
pledged of £33,437
82
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £33,437 by 30 Sep 2020

I was hoping to access the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme from the Government to pay for the communities upgraded broadband however this scheme closed between getting costings and applying, I have approached my MP who have also said that the scheme is now closed, the main benefit was for my street we are a collection of terraced houses with no front gardens and limited back yards as lots of us have kids (I have 3 and 1 of which is disabled and relies on her internet for communication), I approached openreach who will upgrade a total of 79 properties if we could raise the funds.

What we'll deliver:

  • Upgrade 79 Properties to have Ultrafast Broadband

Why it's a great idea:

Improved local economy as small businesses such as estate agency and local hubs as cafes will have an unrivalled internet connection, this will benefit residents who now use the internet to stay in touch as well as benefit disabled children on the street giving them uninterrupted connection.

Steps to get it done:

  • Provide Openreach half to go ahead
  • Provide 2nd half of funds and go live

Location Blackpool

About the space

Approx location of upgraded area

Council

Blackpool Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £33,437

Broadband Infrastructure - £30,215 (90%)
Other - £3,222 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

90%
Broadband Infrastructure
£30,215
10%
Other
£3,222
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,511
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,409
  • VAT
    £302

Total £33,437

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