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Village meeting to discuss broadband

I am calling a village meeting to discuss our options for improving broadband in Holwell.  I will explain the current situation regarding:

  • fibre  I am hopeful that my meeting with BT on 16th October will give us much more detail on its plans for us next year
  • wireless  We have interest from two providers already and I am speaking with a third

It would be great if the village could reach a consensus on the way forward, because with the wireless solution particularly we are much stronger if we act together.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 30th October, starting 7pm prompt in the Church.  As I shall explain at the meeting, we really need as many as possible from Holwell to attend, so please make every effort yourself and spread the word to neighbours.  I attach to this post (below) a pdf of the flyer which I will post through the letterbox of every house in the village, but feel free to print it off as a reminder to yourself and others.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Village mtg flyer 4 Oct 14

Initial WISP discussion

I’ve had an encouraging first conversation with the head of the analytical team at AB Internet.

They have provided a number of communities like us across the country with a wireless broadband solution.  It’s well established technology and download speeds can reach 50Mbps.

He’s going to look into our situation and see if they can provide us one, too.

I’ll let you know when I hear more.

WISP for Holwell?

On the village’s behalf, I am talking to two alternatives to BT in our area:

I Need Broadband http://www.ineedbroadband.co.uk

AB Internet http://wireless.abinternet.co.uk/ABInternet/

Both offer a wireless broadband solution (“Wireless Internet Service Provider”).

In the first instance, I need to find out for sure if they can offer a viable service to us.  If they can and depending on your internet needs, they might be able to offer you an alternative to what BT currently provides and even what BT might offer in the future.

I’ll keep you posted.