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Blaydon Broadband Fund

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Blaydon Broadband Fund

Blaydon Broadband Fund

Debbie Cummings By Debbie Cummings

A community group aiming to enable cabinet 1 serving Blaydon with Next Generation Access broadband

Blaydon Delivery stage

pledged of £4,905

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Via the BT community fibre project scheme we need to raise the 'gap' in funding that for the provision of fibre broadband for the fibre cabinet for Blaydon West. In return Openreach will install a fibre cabinet that will bring Next Generation Access to the area. There is no obligation to subscribe to BT after the installation (but, as normal, subscription to a broadband service provider will be necessary).

What we'll deliver:

  • Contract with Openreach to install an additional fibre cabinet to serve Blaydon West

Why it's a great idea:

Bringing truly fast broadband to our community will enable our homes to benefit from broadband speeds sufficient to use internet services where currently we don't have enough speed to stream or download. It will enable local businesses to function in an efficient way, making the most of current technology. The ability to work from home will potentially allows those who can't 'go out' to work greater opportunities and for many people simply achieve a better work life balance, particularly those with young children or those less mobile. And finally, research suggests, super-fast broadband improves the value of your home. For those that already have Virgin access it will give everyone a competitive offering to next generation broadband solutions

Steps to get it done:

  • Cabinet enabled
  • Gap funding target reach

Location Blaydon

About the space

Blaydon Cabinet 1


Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,905

Upgrade Blaydon Cabinet 1 to FTTC - £4,780 (97%)
Other - £125 (3%)

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.

Upgrade Blaydon Cabinet 1 to FTTC
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £4,905

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