We currently have no access to the UK's fibre network, meaning that we have to rely on the old copper network, which gives us very slow speeds - generally a maximum of 2 or 3 mbps. This is woefully inadequate. The only current solution is a community funded fibre upgrade project. BT and Openreach have now completed the design and price, and the total cost to us is £1,195. It is low mainly because we attracted a 65% grant from Millbrook Park School as they are also not connected to fibre.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Connection speeds are expected to rise from their current 3mbps to between 55 and 75 mbps which is extremely fast. Current speeds are totally inadequate for today's needs.
Steps to get it done:
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Thank you all once again for supporting this project. Spacehive are now busy collecting the money, which I'm passing onto Openreach. I had an e-mail from Openreach themselves saying the project was now in the detailed planning stage and all is going well. We won't see anything actually "happen" for a while - ie - digging up Frith Lane, as it takes a while for permissions etc. However everyone can check the progress on the Openreach site, which is regularly updated. There you can see the status of our local street cabinet (if you put in your phone number) and you can see it has already has moved up two places in the process! Kind Regards Steven