Fibre for Thornybank

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Fibre for Thornybank

Fibre for Thornybank

Michael Whyte By Michael Whyte

Getting Dalkeith Cabinet 57 upgraded to enable fibre broadband for everyone on the Thornybank estate.

Loan Fundraising stage

pledged of £5,117
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £5,117 by 30 Apr 2019

We are currently not eligible for the current government schemes for upgrading areas to fibre optic cabling to our cabinet (FTTC), which would allow us access to Superfast broadband, rather than the 5Mbps I'm getting on a good night. We may get upgraded before 2021 as part of the government's commitment for it to be rolled out to everyone. But that said, we'll be bottom of the pile. I'm in email contact with the Openreach Community Fibre team who have given a quote for the works required.

What we'll deliver:

  • Superfast broadband to the Thornybank estate

Why it's a great idea:

The broadband speeds are appalling. Even with just me and my other half in the house, let alone if you have a family with multiple devices connected. Having fibre broadband will dramatically increase internet speeds and undoubtedly be more attractive to anyone buying a house in the estate.

Steps to get it done:

  • Sign contract with Openreach
  • Works by Openreach begin
  • Cabinet accepting orders for Fibre broadband


Location Loan

Loan has £335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space



Midlothian Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,117

Main Works - £4,684 (92%)
Other - £433 (8%)

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.

Main Works
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,117

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