Fast Fibre for Compton
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Good news for Compton Village Residents
Compton is eligible for Government (DCMS) Rural Broadband Connectivity grants. They help to bring full-fibre access to rural areas which currently have lower than 30Mbps download speeds.
Who can benefit?
All the properties in Compton Village who can’t yet get fast broadband. That’s Attwoods Drove, Martins Fields and the western end of Compton Street.
What about costs?
If enough properties sign up to take the new service, the cost of bringing fibre to the village could be covered by DCMS grant vouchers.
Otherwise we would need to do some fund-raising.
Ongoing monthly costs for a 30Mbps service look similar to prices for our current, less reliable, not-so-fast broadband.
What do we get?
This would be FTTP (Fibre To The Premises), sometimes called Ultrafast or Full Fibre. Speeds up to 300Mbps are available.
Progress so far
- We’ve registered a Community Fibre Partnership with BT Openreach, listing all the properties in the affected area
- Next, Openreach gives us an initial estimate, followed by a final quotation (expected late January 2020).
- Put together a Q&A to answer questions you might have about the project,
- Publish the Q&A and as much detailed information as we can find to all households and businesses in the area, by leaflet, letter, email, parish magazine article, social media, and a new website,
- Hold a public meeting, and/or individual meetings,
- After receiving the final quotation from Openreach, work out how many householder and small business DCMS grant vouchers we need to cover the cost.
- If and when enough people have signed up to take the new service, we can commit to and sign the contract, and then Openreach will schedule the installation.
Volunteers to help and/or join a small committee would be welcomed.
What can/should I do now?
- If you’d be willing to help our campaign to bring fast fibre to Compton Village, or if you’d like more information, email .
- If you’re thinking about taking out a new broadband contract, ask your provider if they will let you upgrade to FTTP once it is available here.
- And if you can design a better logo than the one above, that would be great.
Compton Community Fibre Partnership
supported by the Compton Village Association
15 January 2020
Compton Community Fibre Partnership – cfp.comptonshawford.uk