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By Rob Moore
The estate does not have fibre broadband connectivity because the cabinet is only supplied by copper. OpenReach have quoted £4684 for us to upgrade that cabinet and we want to crowdfund for it.
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This is an appeal to ask for your contribution to co-fund an upgrade of the Pegasus estate’s internet connection to enable Superfast broadband. If everyone contributed a one-off payment of £40 per household, BT OpenReach can be contracted to install Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (FTTC) for whole estate. We would ask those who run a business from the estate or who work from home or are heavy gamers or streamers to contribute a little more to offset those who cannot contribute the £40. In addition, if anyone is passionate about making-sure we get this done or wishes to be a benefactor for the community as a whole, we invite higher contributions. Through a recent door-to-door exercise and email survey we believe we have a good chance of getting the funds together. Contributing will not automatically give you a faster broadband service but it would mean you could upgrade to a faster service with your phone company if you wanted to.
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. THERE IS ALREADY EVIDENCE that the absence of Superfast connection is affecting house prices on the estate with several recent buyers having thought twice about buying with no fibre connectivity in place. Currently we have a maximum of about 10Mbps but with Superfast we would have at least 24Mbps (but probably somewhere between 30 and 60). Unless we act, our current speeds are likely to DECREASE further as a greater load is placed on the existing copper wires. Government-funded schemes are unlikely to help us as they focus on rural areas. The security and safety of the estate may be increased as residents take advantage of streaming video connections for CCTV in their houses.
Steps to get it done:
If successfully completely funded, the money would be paid to OpenReach for the work. If not completely funded, the money will be returned to those who paid-in. There may be a small loss in this case if fees are incurred. There is no return on investment. This is a donation to help everyone on the estate get access to the broadband we should have on this estate. The following individuals are behind this campaign so please feel free to contact us through this platform or directly on the estate: Rob Moore, 5 Lifstan Walk. firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Howard-Spitzer, 21 Eros Avenue. email@example.com Stuart Smith, 10 Hera Close. firstname.lastname@example.org Abe Azam, Athena Close. email@example.com
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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
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How will the money be spent?Total £5,405
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