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:
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:
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.
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