This group discusses the practical side of community broadband - allowing those involved in projects to learn from others and give those considering setting up projects an idea of what is involved.
Latest Activity: May 16, 2014
What is it for?
This group looks at how communities can shape their broadband services - from working together to stimulate demand through to building networks themselves. There are some great projects around the UK where people have grabbed the opportunity to develop new enterprises delivering broadband to communities deemed unviable by major internet companies. Here we will share ideas and best practice on the pitfalls to avoid and how to overcome the practical challenges in coming up with your own broadband project.
Who is it for?
This group is for community champions who want to turbocharge their rural broadband connections by picking the brains of others who have done it before. For those already developing and running networks its a chance to share those problems and find solutions.
When getting a scheme off the ground, its obviously best to pay nothing, but this is not always possible......One of the challenges in getting the broadband network built out is that when you find a landowner who does not appreciate the wider…Continue
Started by Daniel Heery. Last reply by Daniel Heery Oct 4, 2013.
Could current implementers and future planned installers please give examples of the hardware AND software required to get a community led system up and running?We are well into the planning stage for a village of 200 properties and expect access to…Continue
Started by Ken Otter. Last reply by Ken Otter Feb 6, 2013.
Over the past few months I have heard a range of wishes for how we could make things work better for broadband delivery in 2013. Early in the New Year I'll be publishing the Fiery Spirits broadband manifesto for 2013. Its aimed at policymakers and…Continue
Started by Daniel Heery. Last reply by Daniel Heery Feb 6, 2013.
Thanks to the 19 people who joined the financing fibre webinar - the recording is available below or at http://youtu.be/CvidwUO9R8M There is a problem with the audio on the USA video - please view it…Continue
Started by Daniel Heery. Last reply by Daniel Heery Dec 5, 2012.
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