Community Fibre Partnership: Flint 25

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Community Fibre Partnership: Flint 25

Community Fibre Partnership: Flint 25

Tom Mitchell By Tom Mitchell

The Community Fibre Partnership will crowdfund the upgrade of the street cabinet to enable VDSL/FTTC Services - Broadband of up to 70Mbps!

Oakenholt Idea stage

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All the residents of households connected to Cabinet 25 on the Flint Telephone Exchange are currently only able to order broadband services providing roughly 15MB download and 1MB upload speeds, which is not sufficient for most households, particularly those who wish to work from home, or have several people on line at the same time. There is the option for the community to raise the funds to pay to upgrade the cabinet to fibre so it can provide superfast broadband speeds. We could then benefit from download speeds of over 50MB down and up to 20MB up. The cost is £4,780 plus the administration costs of the crowdfunding approach which is £500. Eligible residents would be able to claim back the costs of the cabinet upgrade from Welsh Government via the Access Broadband Cymru scheme.

What we'll deliver:

  • Openreach will upgrade cabinet within 12 months of contact signature
  • Speeds of over 50Mbps for vast majority of residents

Why it's a great idea:

This will benefit residents and properties currently living in the area as well as those moving into the area for many years to come. Superfast Broadband is increasingly becoming a vital utility for those who use the internet for leisure & business alike.

Steps to get it done:

  • Full payment of £4780 made to Openreach - Project Complete
  • Once upgrade is complete, Openreach issue final invoice (£2,390)
  • Openreach begins build & upgrade of Cabinet
  • Community fund the build with 50% initial deposit (£2,390)

Residents can claim back up to £800 per household from the Welsh Government, and claims are pre-approved prior to proceeding with the scheme. This means that if everyone used their full grant, we'd only need 6 residents to pledge to begin the upgrade! This number increases proportionally depending on how much each resident is willing to pledge up front.


Location Oakenholt

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Flintshire County Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,197

Cabinet Upgrade Deposit - £2,390 (46%)
Post Install Final Payment - £2,390 (46%)
Other - £417 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

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Cabinet Upgrade Deposit
Post Install Final Payment
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,197

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