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Project completion and VAT refund

We are very pleased to advise that the project to bring fibre broadband to homes and businesses across various GU8 postcodes is now drawn to a successful close. Residents have pulled together to bring about a broadband capability that would … Continue reading

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Vouchers for broadband

It appears that the vouchers scheme (offering upto £350 to those in not-spots receiving less than 2Mbps)   has been extended.  Previously it could only be redeemed for satellite services.   Now it can apply to 4G and community wireless … Continue reading

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Project Complete – 75% take up level

Our rural broadband project is complete. The number of residents left to upgrade with their ISP is quite low now.  Most upgrades have now been completed and we have a very high take-up rate.   So I think it is … Continue reading

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Pioneers! – are you ready?

It is nearly time for our Pioneers to saddle up and get ready to travel to the promised land of Superfast.   It will be a difficult journey with perils along the way.  Those that have not prepared may fall by … Continue reading

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Ofcom report the real state of rural broadband

The latest report from Ofcom is an interesting read.  It states clearly that the progress of the roll out of superfast broadband is nowhere near as good as Openreach or Surrey CC will tell you.   Ofcom’s data on the coverage … Continue reading

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Surrey County Council’s Open Market Review (OMR)

The current political landscape: Superfast broadband should be covering all of Surrey by now – that was the ambition of Surrey County Council back in 2014 – with promises of 99.7% being able to get 15Mbps or above.   That … Continue reading

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House value protection is an important aspect of our project

UK house buyers would pay an extra 8% for their property if it was guaranteed to have broadband with a speed of at least 100Mbps, a new study has found. Research carried out by ultrafast broadband provider Hyperoptic polled prospective … Continue reading

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Advice for prospective community projects

Rural broadband is notoriously poor.   85 residents did something about it in rural Surrey and bought 2 FTTC broadband cabinets and 4km of fibre to bring Superfast broadband speeds to their hamlet serving 118 homes. In running our campaign … Continue reading

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Phase two complete – Contract Signed!

Dear Neighbours, You have been magnificent. We have had a very high contribution rate and are in a position to go ahead with the project. We want to let you all know that we have now signed the contract for … Continue reading

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Contribution target achieved

February 2015 It has been a very busy few weeks for the GU8 Superfast project.  Most of the contributions from residents are in and the level of support is a fantastic demonstration of community spirit at its best. The current … Continue reading

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Phase 2 of our campaign

  After the success of securing the superfast future for Enton and Rake we have turned our attention to the wider neighbourhoods of Hydestile, Feathercombe and Hydon Heath who are not going to get a Superfast service.   We have continued our discussions … Continue reading

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