Pitch Hill Network Takes Off

I was delighted to hear that the first connection on the Pitch Hill network, in Shere Road, went live on 29th March, with further premises in Peaslake Road coming online more recently, and work now nearing completion in Moon Hall Road. The area is served by a new Box Broadband FTTP cabinet on the Ockley Road.

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4 Responses to Pitch Hill Network Takes Off

  1. James says:

    All credit to Graham Sargood of Box for his perseverance, despite a multitude of problems. Had he known in advance the difficulties getting the fibre connections to some of the more remote properties on Pitch Hill, I doubt whether he would have undertaken the task.

    We now have a ‘live’ connection by the Windmill public house and Graham has told me that all the Pitch Hill homes will be fully connected before the end of May.

    It’s been a frustrating wait, but the end is now very much in sight.

  2. I agree James, all credit needs to go to Graham for his perseverance. It was November 2016 when Box agreed to hold the meeting at the Ewhurst Village Hall, and was the only company that would even look at Pitch Hill. It makes all those days of early days of letterboxing and meetings at Walliswood to get the project off the ground worthwhile. There have been many set backs and many challenges to overcome but it’s now imminent and will transform our lives. In my view, Graham and his team deserves high praise and any critics should direct that criticism toward BT and “Superfast Surrey” that have persistently ignored our area. Well done Box.

  3. James says:

    …. and yesterday after many years of ultra slow Broadband we now have a 1Gb/s Symmetrical service in the Warren – the Bridleway adjacent to the Windmill Pub along Pitch Hill. Having suffered a maximum upload speed of .5mbps, I managed to backup about 1tb of data including valuable family movies and photos to the Cloud in a few hours. Thanks again Jeannie (who really was the driving force who kicked off this project), Graham Sargood and everyone else involved.

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