Connecting the Unconnected

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Connecting the Unconnected

Whitespace By Whitespace

4.1m of the 8.7m UK adults who have never been online are in rural areas or social housing. We plan to provide affordable access to the final 5% of the UK with cutting edge TV Whitespace Technology

Stolford Idea stage

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We can now deliver broadband in these gaps over several kilometres, and the signal can travel over hills and challenging terrain, through Buildings and trees with ease. Whitespace is perfect for lots of uses, such as providing broadband connectivity to rural communities, delivering wireless connectivity across campuses, and connecting IoT devices in urban areas. To connect the most remotes areas, we need collaboration with the local community, to install our equipment. We've a dedicated Ex- Plusnet team providing management and support for anyone pioneering co-funded approach to bring broadband to their community. We are looking for communities to secure the funding they need to get reliable broadband in their area, so we've established a crowdfunding option to encourage communities to raise the capital necessary to kick start our installations. This will provide a community Whitespace mast that will fill the broadband not spot and deliver the broadband they deserve.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver 10Mb + Internet to the community
  • Offer Discount packages for Investors
  • Improve Wifi performance in community spaces
  • Allow wifi calling and improved Skype communications
  • Farming and Business Packages

Why it's a great idea:

Connecting the unconnected 4.1m of the 8.7m UK adults who have never been online are in social housing. The Internet gives tenants choice, control and access to lower-cost, better services and the ability to pay their bills online. UK Digital Divide At A Glance £3.1bn in total economic benefits from bringing these groups online include: ​ • £340m in annual savings for landlords in communications costs alone • £530m in annual consumer savings to tenants • £360m in annual savings to local government users missing out on Education Jobs Research Communication

Steps to get it done:

  • A target met to underwrite the cost of installation of the mast and fibre connection

Location Stolford

Stolford has 9 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Custom Location

Council

North Somerset Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £16,600

Mast and Fibre installation - £15,000 (90%)
Other - £1,600 (10%)

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.

90%
Mast and Fibre installation
£15,000
10%
Other
£1,600
  • Spacehive fees
    £750
  • Transaction Fees
    £700
  • VAT
    £150

Total £16,600

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