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By Kev James
Collecting funds to gap fund superfast broadband to the Hazelmoor Fold development
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:
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:
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.
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Whoop, 20 people have pledged since fundraising began!
Whoop, 10 people have pledged since fundraising began!
How will the money be spent?Total £4,880
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