Bring Fibre Broadband to Carmont Station

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Bring Fibre Broadband to Carmont Station

Bring Fibre Broadband to Carmont Station

Roy Stenhouse By Roy Stenhouse

The digital world is exploding and our area needs Fibre. BT Community Funding are supporting us along with others but we need your support too

Stonehaven Idea stage

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BT Community Broadband Funding will pay 50% of the installation costs if we can provide sufficient funding from the local community. We need to lay nearly 4Kms of trenched and buried Fibre Network and that's going to cost a lot of money. We are in the countryside and close to a Fibre exchange, but like many properties across the UK, we are either too far from or have an Exchange Only Line.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install Fibre from the local exchange and enabled super fast broadband to the local residents
  • Create business opportunities and creating employment
  • Improve the local infrstructure for other outlying communities to look to bring fibre to the home
  • Improve education material access for young families
  • Allow distant learning to be undertaken
  • Allow working from home to be possible, therefore reducing cars on the road

Why it's a great idea:

The digital transformation is taking hold of our lives at an alarming rate. The Internet of Things (IoT) estimates that 34 billion devices* will be connected the World Wide Web (WWW) by 2020 and the way we interact with our devices, homes, friends and families will be vastly different to todays mediums. During** years 2011 and 2013, 90% of all the data in the world has been generated and it is expected that every 2 years we will generate 10 times as much data. We cannot even upload a picture to social media!

Steps to get it done:

  • Concept study
  • Apply for any planning permission requirements
  • Tender award
  • Trench digging
  • Commission cabinets
  • Yay superfast broadband

We are in a developed country where we are going backwards when it comes to digitisation... We can help make a change and bring Fibre to a small community (less than 20 residents) who have young families who need to access online content for Education. We have businesses that cannot upload media to help promote their efforts and hard work.

Location Stonehaven

About the space

The small community, 29 homes or more

Council

Aberdeenshire Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £93,531

BT Quote for the Work (raise 50% of £160,000) - £80,000 (86%)
Wind Farm Grant - £5,000 (5%)
Other - £8,531 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

86%
BT Quote for the Work (raise 50% of £160,000)
£80,000
5%
Wind Farm Grant
£5,000
9%
Other
£8,531
  • Spacehive fees
    £4,000
  • Transaction Fees
    £3,731
  • VAT
    £800

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: We will invest is local projects for schools and other worthy individuals and communities.

Total £93,531

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