Category Archives: Announcements

Superfast Surrey State Aid Public Consultation

Finally, having been delayed since last autumn, the consultation has just been announced. I have not had a chance to look at it myself yet, but wanted to get the link out right away, since it only runs for one … Continue reading

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Broadband in the Neighbourhood Plan

Today is the closing date for Ewhurst and Ellens Green Neighbourhood Plan Survey entries. These can be completed online at the link below. Question 12 asks you to rate the broadband infrastructure to your household, and question 14 provides a … Continue reading

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Email Scam Warning

A number of people from or associated with Ewhurst have received the following scam email today: Subject: Terrible News I really hope you get this quickly. I could not inform anyone about our trip, because it was impromptu. we had … Continue reading

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Opportunity and Rumour

Some time ago I asked Kenney Jones whether his plans for the Polo Club include Fibre To The Premises (FTTP or FTTH), and if so, whether this can be done as part of a community broadband project. We discussed the support … Continue reading

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Ewhurst Broadband Performance Report Published

Walter Willcox and David Cooper have just published an extremely informative paper on the real-life performance of FTTC connections in Ewhurst, Surrey. There are a couple of points which I think should be kept in mind while reading the report. … Continue reading

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BT Infinity Offer

We at Ewhurst Broadband encourage readers to shop around for an ISP to suit their needs best, but we recognise that there are loyal BT Retail customers out there. For those in this category who have not yet got around … Continue reading

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Peaslake Road Closure for BT Work

I have received this road closure notice: (D0222) EWHURST ROAD, CRANLEIGH. TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2013 SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect … Continue reading

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Ewhurst Phones & ADSL Restored

Some Ewhurst telephone and ADSL broadband services have been restored this morning. Those confirmed so far are on cabinet 18. Thanks to the BT Openreach engineers for working hard to restore the cable and services as soon as possible in these … Continue reading

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Breaking News Subscriptions

Any new information is often posted on this site first, or solely, as a “comment” to a recent article. I will only post a new “article” like this (or re-post an updated item) when there is substantive news which I feel should … Continue reading

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Goodbye ESHB

Mike Turner, PR and Publicity officer for ESHB, recently told us that “We have decided to disband Ewhurst and Surrey Hills Broadband as it has run its course.” The formal objective of ESHB was to “Achieve in excess of 2 … Continue reading

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First Ewhurst FTTC Service is Live

We have just heard that BT managed to connect the first Ewhurst FTTC VDSL service yesterday, just meeting the unofficial October target. The house in Cranleigh Road is close to cabinet 19, so is expected to achieve the top speeds … Continue reading

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Press Release from ESHB

We have just received the following report from Mike Turner of Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband. “Superfast” Broadband now available to most of Ewhurst (19/10/2012) – a brief summary from ESHBB (Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband) The long wait is over … Continue reading

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New planning application for cabinet 20

Harlequin have now submitted a new planning application to install the FTTC cabinet for PCP 20 at the bottom of Shere Road,  opposite The Bulls Head, as shown in this photo courtesy of Walter Willcox. According to the photo montage … Continue reading

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Harlequin blunder delays cabinet 18

The Waverley Planning Office were forced to declare the cabinet 18 Planning Application as invalid last week, when they spotted that the statutory notice had been served on West Sussex County Council rather than Surrey. Their letter to Harlequin appears to … Continue reading

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Cabinet 19 Coverage

Service area summary: Cranleigh Road, much of The Street/The Mount (up to and including most of The Glebe), Gadbridge Lane, Mapledrakes Road, Slythehurst. Our research indicates that properties in the following post codes are probably connected to cabinet 19. Postcodes … Continue reading

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Ewhurst Broadband News by email

The broadband news published on www.ewhurst-broadband.org.uk can now be automatically delivered direct to your Inbox! The broadband services available in Ewhurst and Cranleigh are set to change rapidly over the next few months, and experience elsewhere has shown that end … Continue reading

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Superfast Broadband in Surrey Progress

David Cooper of Technology Explained has recently published his short progress summary of the deployment of “superfast” broadband in Surrey, based on available data and observations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are posting our answers to Frequently Asked Questions as they come in. You can see the complete list on the FAQ Category Archive pages. Subscribers will see any new answers on their automated news and updates email, and can read … Continue reading

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Send Your Questions

We are compiling a list of “frequently asked questions” in order to expand the “FAQ” page (see link under Categories on the right) to guide local residents and businesses through the forthcoming “superfast broadband” upgrade. Please send all your questions … Continue reading

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FTTC Upgrade Status

At a recent meeting with a BT/Openreach representative, the attending members of the Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband (ESHB) committee were advised of the following. One new cabinet has been installed in Ewhurst, but has yet to be connected.* The … Continue reading

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