Hazelmoor Fold Community Broadband

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Hazelmoor Fold Community Broadband

Hazelmoor Fold Community Broadband

Kev James By Kev James

Collecting funds to gap fund superfast broadband to the Hazelmoor Fold development

Blackley Fundraising stage

39
backers
£6,294
pledged of £11,527
160
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £11,527 by 27 Jan 2018

Since the estate is not on BT's planned rollout of superfast broadband, we investigated some other avenues and there is a project called Community Broadband. BT will fund most of the deployment of fibre, if the community will fund a small portion to meet the gap between the amount BT will provide and the full cost of the project. Initially, almost half the estate responded to a FaceBook poll saying they would be willing to pledge £140 since they want/need faster broadband.. We are asking those people to pledge that amount. Some people who work from home or run a business from home are willing to pledge more, or can claim it on work expenses or put it through their business. We are asking for £300 from those people. We are asking the remainder of the residents, who will benefit from the faster service, to contribute £55. If we can obtain external funding, these values will obviously go down.

What we'll deliver:

  • BT will provide fibre infrastructure to the estate. Residents are then free to select any broadband service provider

Why it's a great idea:

Studies have shown that the availability of superfast broadband adds around 3-4% to the value of the property. Conversely, not having superfast broadband can reduce the value of a property by 20% compared to a similar house with access to superfast broadband. Currently we have a maximum of 7Mbps (normally around 4-5), with superfast we would have at least 24Mbps (but probably somewhere between 30 and 60)

Steps to get it done:

  • Once the funds have been raised, a legal entity will enter into contract with BT Openreach

Having superfast broadband on the estate would allow us to set up other community projects, such as web-based CCTV at the entrance to the estate, or Wifi hotspots in the park.

Location Blackley

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

About the space

Hazelmoor Fold

Council

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,527

Gap fund required for the provision of fibre broadband for Elland PCP 38 - £10,522 (91%)
Other - £1,005 (9%)

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.

91%
Gap fund required for the provision of fibre broadband for Elland PCP 38
£10,522
9%
Other
£1,005
  • Spacehive fees
    £526
  • Transaction Fees
    £373
  • VAT
    £105

Total £11,527

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