We want to help communities to secure the funding they need to get fibre broadband in their area
The 77 homes in Holme Close, Grange Road and Gilbey Close have been suffering with super slow Internet access for too long. This impacts our community in many ways - Our family access to the Internet, watching TV and films online via Netflix, Amazon Prime or Sky Now TV, and our home based small business activities. Lastly, but the most financially impacting is our house prices, with a demonstrated 20% reduction in average house prices with Superfast Broadband availability being a key piece of information on sites such as Right Move and Zoopla. BT Openreach have provided us a subsidised quotation for the installation of Superfast Broadband infrastructure of £11,891. This enables all 77 homes to gain access to Superfast Broadband from any of the normal ISP's we use today (we are not tied in to BT). The aim of this crowd funding campaign is to reach that goal and contract with BT.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The suggested contribution per property is £350, if we get more funding than is required we will refund the difference. If we do not reach the goal then no money will be taken.
Steps to get it done:
The quotation from BT is view-able here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ac2a749440323f48187707f24/files/4237dd6d-4b3c-4862-9efd-b64f91d27b0f/9932_quote.pdf We have chosen Spacehive as our crowd fund provider as they have partnered with BT Community Fiber Partnerships, and BT will pay the Spacehive fee on our behalf: https://about.spacehive.com/crowdfunding-fibre-helping-communities-get-fast-broadband/ More information on BT Community Fibre Partnerships can be found here: https://www.communityfibre.bt.com/
About the space
Redhill Grange North
Northamptonshire County Council