Tag Archives: SurreyCC

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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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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Project Update – January 29th

There has been a flurry of activity in the area recently – primarily from Openreach, their sub-contractors, Surrey CC Highways and SSE power company.   We can confirm that the work is well and truly underway working towards Openreach’s “Ready … 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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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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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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