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Superfast Surrey’s next phase 2017

We have recently been informed by Surrey CC that they have now decided where to spend their money on the next round of state aided Superfast Infrastructure deployment – this is called Phase 1… yes I’m not sure why it … 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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Access to Superfast and Take up levels

We are reaching the end of our superb community project – we have seen over 70% of residents in the area apply for an upgrade with their ISP and get connected to Superfast broadband.  Most are seeing speeds at or … Continue reading

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Openreach at Select Committee

Culture, Media and Sport Committee TRANSCRIPT Tuesday 15 March 2016 Gavin Patterson BT Chief Exec.  and Kim Mears, Openreach The issue of the true picture of who has a viable connection to superfast and who has not (irrespective of the … 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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Survey November 2015

In advance of our GU8 project going live it will be beneficial to have some comparative statistics to gauge how well our respective connections performed.  If everyone completes the survey we can see who’s connection performs poorly in relation to … 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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Our story

85 residents in rural Surrey bought 2 FTTC broadband cabinets and 4km of fibre to bring Superfast broadband speeds to their hamlet serving 118 homes. Our story in a nutshell: The GU8 Superfast Community Project is run by a small team of … Continue reading

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The early stages of the campaign – in 4 minutes

There were times when our ambition to get decent broadband looked doomed – with every option closed off to us.  Each video, discovered on YouTube, seems to sum up the frustration very well. After a long campaign, the residents are … Continue reading

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Hambledon residents are affected too

Residents with phone: Wormley 01428 … A number of residents of North Hambledon on the Wormley exchange have contacted me – they should be able to get superfast broadband Infinity now that Wormley upgrade to fibre is complete, as promised … Continue reading

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Who is not going to get Superfast?

The extent of the problem. This map shows our area and the circles denote the technical limit of Fibre services. Beyond the circles Superfast is not possible, and there are no plans to change this for the future.  All homes … Continue reading

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How bad is your broadband?

I live in Hydestile and have very poor broadband bandwidth.  I can get 1.8Mbps on a good day.  This is via ADSL2 on a BT line. Surrey Council paid £35m for the Superfast Broadband Scheme to install Fibre Optic cable … Continue reading

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