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.
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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:
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