Author Archives: David Nye

Pitch Hill Endorses Box Broadband Solution

I am very excited to report that Pitch Hill area residents and businesses have responded overwhelmingly in favour of the pure fibre network proposal from Box Broadband Ltd. Jeannie Cameron and her helpers have worked incredibly hard to contact all … Continue reading

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Interview with Graham Sargood

The Challenger Magazine (June 2019 Cranleigh edition) has published an interview with Graham Sargood, Box Broadband Ltd CEO, answering questions such as: What services do Box Broadband offer? What is your background? How is the company financed? What are the plans … Continue reading

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FTTP Coverage Update

The following postcodes have been added since the last Box Broadband network coverage update. These are confirmed live with premises now connected to Gigabit broadband services. GU6 7RP The Green, Ewhurst GU6 7RR The Green, Ewhurst GU6 7RT The Green, … Continue reading

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Box Broadband Sales Office

Box Broadband have recently opened a Sales office in Cranleigh. Graham Sargood, the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) is based there while building the fibre link to Cranleigh. Box Broadband Limited The Old Bakery, Collins Court, 39 High Street Cranleigh GU6 … Continue reading

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Expansion into Cranleigh

Box Broadband have also confirmed that they are now expanding into Cranleigh. “We aim to have some parts live from June onwards. The post codes aren’t yet included in our checker on the website but we will add these later.”

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Fibre Network Coverage Update

Two more roads have now been added to our pure fibre network: Postcode Road GU6 7SG Plough Lane RH5 5RE Fern Lane Please help to grow our network by encouraging everyone with premises in these roads to call Box Broadband on … Continue reading

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Ellen’s Green – Gigabit Internet Now LIVE

Box Broadband Ltd has now activated their first connection in Furzen Lane, Ellen’s Green. This marks completion of the (Phase 1) Ewhurst, Ellen’s Green and Walliswood network first announced in March 2017. Happy new subscribers Katy & Steve Pocock write: … Continue reading

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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Box Broadband Ltd are now installing gigabit (1000Mbps) connections funded by the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, a government grant. Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the communities surrounding them towards the installation cost of a Box connection. Many … Continue reading

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BT Cabinet 20 Fault (Bulls Head FTTC)

A Sky FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) customer in Peaslake Road has reported an issue with the cabinet near the Bulls Head (BT Openreach PCP 20). His connection speed is usually around 10.5 Mbps but on 14th January it dropped to 4.7 Mbps and there … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday FTTP

Today is the first anniversary of my excellent Pure Fibre connection from Box Broadband becoming live. Naturally the connection quality remains first class, and the Box team have now proven their ability to maintain the network efficiently, repairing even the … Continue reading

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Connect with your neighbours

“Countless studies show that wellbeing is higher among people who have regular contact with their neighbours. We need no convincing that this is a reality. We see it all the time on Nextdoor.” Click here for details

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Final Push

We are fast approaching the first anniversary of our pure fibre network going live, yet premises in Ellen’s Green still await connection. Completion of this “bridgehead” network remains the top priority, so I will continue to focus attention here until … Continue reading

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Nextdoor

I’m not a big fan of Facebook and Twitter, but I have now been happily using Nextdoor for more than a year. It’s a great way to reach and help over 1000 neighbours, make new friends and get more involved in … Continue reading

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Ellens Green, Somersbury Lane and B2128

The Box pure fibre service is now live along the whole of Somersbury Lane, and work has progressed up to Pollingfold Manor on the B2128, awaiting SCC inspection before work starts on the next stretch up towards Furzen Lane.

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Gadbridge Lane and GU6 7SA extension

According to the last report from Chris, Boxcom is still waiting for permission from Waverly Council for the fibre to cross The Green. Apparently Val Henry has promised a resident that she will investigate and assist if possible.

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Summer review and My VoIP experience

The summer holiday finally provides an opportunity to write, various family matters having consumed my available time and energy since January. Meanwhile, our Box Broadband pure fibre 200 Mbps connection has efficiently worked exactly as hoped; fast and reliable. We … Continue reading

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Demonstration Open Day on Saturday

Now that our new pure fibre communications network is LIVE, Box Broadband will be demonstrating their Ultrafast broadband services this Saturday; all are welcome: Saturday 27th January 2018 10am to 4pm Walliswood Village Hall Froggetts Lane Walliswood RH5 5RJ   … Continue reading

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Initial Test Results

I have now been using a Box Broadband test connection (installed by Boxcom) for a couple of days. During this test phase we expect variable speed test results; most have been between 100 and 300 Mbps on my equipment. The … Continue reading

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Planned connection dates

I am informed that selected household connections will be tested next week, and all being well, the Box Broadband service will formally commence at 8am on Monday 22nd.

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January Open Day Postponed

Some of the configuration work by a service provider has been delayed due to the holidays, so it is not yet possible to demonstrate an end user connection. Therefore, the January Open Day has been postponed. A new date has … Continue reading

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