Category Archives: Other Broadband Projects

Surrey County Council’s new broadband Open Market Review

Superfast Surrey have just published their new “Request for information on broadband infrastructure provision” at superfastsurrey.org.uk. This paves the way for a Public Consultation, due to take place in the Autumn, which will help determine any further public investment in “superfast” broadband … Continue reading

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BT Trial of Mini Cabinets in Yorkshire

Openreach and SCC have mentioned “mini cabinets” as a possible future solution for long lines in Ewhurst, to be investigated at the end of Superfast Surrey project. This North Yorkshire trial appears to cover the same proposed use of mini … Continue reading

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How Not To Do It

The importance of good technical understanding on the team leading any rural broadband project has again been highlighted recently by the failure of the Selling Village Broadband Project. This local FTTH project was led by the Parish Council, who are … Continue reading

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Ewhurst Fibre Ring

Some of you will know that Walter has proposed a symmetric 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) fibre ring through soft dig fields and paths starting with the outliers around Ewhurst, and possibly including others not on the Cranleigh exchange. The concept … Continue reading

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DIY FTTH on The One Show

Video clip of The One Show B4RN Feature 23 May 2012 Coverage on the B4RN site On BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Fibre to the Home explained by the FTTH Council Europe

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How to do “Fibre To The Home”

Those interested in seeing how proper fibre to the home (FTTH or FTTP) can be done in rural communities might like to look at this short video. The B4RN project in rural Lancashire has been running as a formal entity … Continue reading

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B4RN Share Issue

Your opportunity to buy shares in this innovative community project and help bring fibre to the rural home. Details here and further commentary here.

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B4RN Project Takes Off

You may be interested to read about B4RN’s project launch in Lune Valley, Lancashire. Very sadly we in rural Surrey are nowhere near as advanced with a similar project which must be initiated in the very near future. Regards, Walter

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West Sussex News

West Chiltington broadband campaign web site; follow the link to the broadband pages (campaign discontinued on 8th February 2013).

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Walter’s own exploration in Cumbria

If you have an hour to spend you can watch how I spent last Friday in Cumbria in a personal capacity. Here’s Lindsey’s blog on the subject. There are two projects being discussed;  The Lancastrian project www.B4RN.org.uk, and Lindsey’s own project in Warcop. Lindsey hopes … Continue reading

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Fujitsu Enters Arena

Fujitsu plans to create a fibre broadband network for rural parts of the UK to compete with BT’s aging copper and aluminium cables. Details from BBC or TBB

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