Superfast broadband: October 2018

Superfast broadband
Gigaclear are currently laying fibre optic cables to Cornish Hall End Road, Stambourne to serve that part of Stambourne/Stambourne Green. This is the fastest form of internet connectivity available in the UK and promises speeds of up to 1000Mbps (1 Gbps). Their plan is to offer this from the end of this year to Cornish Hall End and parts of Stambourne. At the moment, it ...
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Gigaclear and County Broadband “FTTP”

Superfast broadband
Gigaclear have now published their roll-out schedule for connecting homes via fibre-optic cable to their internet infrastructure, so called “FTTP” or “Fibre-To-The-Premises”. This is the fastest form of internet connectivity available in the UK and promises speeds of up to 1000Mbps (1 Gbps). Their plan is to offer this from the end of this year to Cornish Hall End and parts...
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“Fibre broadband” via telephone lines

Superfast broadband
OpenReach (a BT subsidiary who maintain the network) have completed their work and orders can now be taken for fibre broadband from most providers (BT, Sky, Plusnet, TalkTalk etc etc) to access Fibre broadband in Stambourne. Speeds will vary depending on how far you are from the cabinet at Hill Farm but even at the edges of Stambourne, they are offering speeds of 15Mbps, ro...
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Superfast broadband: good news!

Superfast broadband
There is some good news, finally, for the BT/OpenReach upgrade for Stambourne that will provide fibre broadband to some in the village.Work has been taking place to clear the roadside ducts so that the fibre cable can connect the new cabinet at Hill Farm to the exchange in Ridgewell. This is believed to be the last major piece of work due to take place.Indeed, the Superfast Es...
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Superfast broadband: update and options

Superfast broadband
Fibre Broadband (BT/OpenReach)Unfortunately, there has been little progress from BT’s OpenReach in connecting the newly-installed fibre cabinet to the exchange at Ridgewell. It’s believed the problem lies with the roadside ducts being silted up meaning they can’t install the fibre-optic lines to the exchange. Apparently, they will need roadworks to resolve the situation. Also,...
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Superfast broadband: another BT update

Superfast broadband
BT/OpenReach are currently finishing the work on the new telephone cabinet that will supply fibre broadband to Stambourne. Their fastest product, called BT Infinity, will probably be offered to those areas of the village that are within a certain distance of the cabinet at Hill Farm where they can guarantee a speed of at least 30Mb/s. However, the “Superfast Essex” scheme, run...
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