Delivering Superfast Internet in Camden

Funded on Spacehive 16 December 2016

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Delivering Superfast Internet in Camden

Delivering Superfast Internet in Camden

Regents Park Terrace Residents Association Ltd By Regents Park Terrace Residents Association Ltd

We are seeking to raise a target of £4,780 to provide Regents Park Terrace, and parts of Oval Road of Gloucester Crescent with faster internet access.

Camden Delivery stage

5
backers
£4,780
pledged of £4,780
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This project was funded on 16 Dec 2016!

Regents Park Terrace, parts of Oval Road and Gloucester Crescent only have basic broadband available, with no plans for an upgrade. Current internet speeds are v slow. BT Community Fibre Partnerships offer matched funding towards the cost of infrastructure for communities in this situation. We are seeking to raise a community contribution to upgrade the communications cabinet that serves the properties in the area. Once upgraded, the premises served by this cabinet will be able to choose from a range of service providers offering Superfast internet access. Openreach’s community fibre partnership has pledged to cover half the costs for the cabinet upgrade. They have quoted a funding gap price of £4,780 (excl VAT) which will need to be paid for by the local community. Regents Park Terrace have already pledged half of this amount to get the project started. We are looking for contributions from the local community in Oval Road & Gloucester Crescent who will also benefit from the upgrade.

What we'll deliver:

  • Contract with BT Openreach to upgrade Kentish Town/PCP50
  • The upgrade will improve internet sppeds for the properties served from this cabinet by enabling fibre broadband
  • Those properties will then have a choice of Superfast ISPs. This means more competition & cheaper services
  • Check if your property is served by Cabinet 50 by entering your phone number in http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/

Why it's a great idea:

Superfast broadband improves internet speeds significantly. The majority of the overall cost for the upgrade has already been met by Regents Park Terrace and Openreach. Once the cabinet is upgraded, many properties in Oval Road and Gloucester Crescent who either don’t get Superfast Fibre (or currently can only use Virgin Media) will have a wider choice of internet service providers. Access to and speed of internet services is a utility and without access to Superfast, our properties could be considered obsolete by potential buyers. Our lives are more connected every day. More gadgets and appliances work best with a good internet connection. traditional broadband connections often struggle to cope with the simultaneous demands of downloading large files, streaming videos or music, with multiple devices logged on at the same time. With Superfast fibre, everyone within a home or small business is able to do what they want online – all at the same time – without any annoying delays.

Steps to get it done:

  • Have funds ready to pay on completion of project

Location Camden

Camden has 79 other projects and £1,075,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Area covered by Kentish Town/Cabinet 50

Council

London Borough of Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,780

Cabinet Upgrade - £4,780 (100%)
Other - £0 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

100%
Cabinet Upgrade
£4,780
0%
Other
£0
  • Transaction Fees
    £0
  • Spacehive fees
    £0
  • VAT
    £0

Total £4,780

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