Category Archives: In the Media

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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Front Page News

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.

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Walter talks to Surrey Ad

Click the thumbnail to read the recent Surrey Advertiser article by Alan Golden (scanned).

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House of Lords Ponders Broadband

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

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FTTP on Demand for Ewhurst?

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

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SCC broadband team updates Waverley

Surrey Advertiser report on broadband discussions during the Waverley meeting in December.

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Rural broadband stalled?

The Countryside Alliance says plans to bring fast broadband to rural areas have stalled. Click here for BBC coverage

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Access to BT poles

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.

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BT Accelerates FTTC/FTTP Roll-out

Read the Telegraph Article here

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Gap Between Theory and Reality

We are not the only group to have worked out that the official sums simply do not add up; Read the article here.

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TV star backs broadband campaign

Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville is supporting a campaign highlighting the lack of decent internet access in the countryside. Read about it here.

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SCC Broadband Survey Press Release

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.

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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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SCC start broadband tendering process

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.

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Broadband boom pays off for BT

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.

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Speed Boost for FTTC

The theoretical maximum speed of FTTC broadband connections is set to roughly double from 40Mbps to around 80Mbps.

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Surrey Ad Report

More homes lined up for broadband

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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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BDUK Pilots & Rural schemes stalled

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

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SCC Broadband Survey

Andrew Povey annouces survey to identify areas with poor access (BBC article) – Broadband internet coverage too patchy across Surrey

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