Help support Camden residents and visitors bring their exciting local projects to life!
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:
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.
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About the space
Area covered by Kentish Town/Cabinet 50
London Borough of Camden