Category Archives: In the Media
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
The controversy over plans for the new BT cabinet near The Bulls Head featured on the front page of the Surrey Advertiser last week. For those that missed it, the article by Alan Golden is also online at getsurrey.co.uk.
Click the thumbnail to read the recent Surrey Advertiser article by Alan Golden (scanned).
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has been listening to Peter Cochrane’s condemnation of the current state of broadband connectivity, and lack of progress on FTTP. “FTTC is one of the biggest mistakes humanity has made” he states in … Continue reading
A BT press release on Friday further highlights the importance of the current FTTC upgrade in Cranleigh and Ewhurst. It announces plans to offer FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) broadband connections to anyone within reach of a FTTC enabled street … Continue reading
Surrey Advertiser report on broadband discussions during the Waverley meeting in December.
The Countryside Alliance says plans to bring fast broadband to rural areas have stalled. Click here for BBC coverage
Yet another provider has pulled out of bids for BDUK funded projects, due to severe restrictions on how BT will allow their poles to be used. Read more here and Geo’s press release here and further comment here.
Read the Telegraph Article here
We are not the only group to have worked out that the official sums simply do not add up; Read the article here.
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville is supporting a campaign highlighting the lack of decent internet access in the countryside. Read about it here.
We have just received the following press release: Surveys launched to help Surrey’s push for 100% superfast broadband coverage Residents and businesses are being asked to support a drive to ensure 100% superfast broadband coverage in Surrey by 2013.
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
Plans to ensure Surrey has 100% “superfast” broadband coverage by 2013 have moved forward. Read the SCC announcement here and the SCC policy statement here. SCC response to NGF.
Click here to read the article - I’m surprised they only managed £1.7bn given the monolopy on the network they hold! Kind regards, Andrew.
The theoretical maximum speed of FTTC broadband connections is set to roughly double from 40Mbps to around 80Mbps.
More homes lined up for broadband
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
Here are articles from The Daily Telegraph, ThinkBroadband and Computer weekly showing that many BDUK broadband projects are at least stalled. All the more reason to release the grant for our defined and approved ESHB project to proceed rapidly. Kind regards, Walter
Andrew Povey annouces survey to identify areas with poor access (BBC article) – Broadband internet coverage too patchy across Surrey