Author Archives: William Perrin

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.

Moving to Village Networks from BT – saving over £120 a month

Ian Beecher-Jones of Russell’s Water moved from BT to Village Networks recently, he totted up the costs and savings and wrote some questions and answers.  Ian is also happy to chat about the experience, drop him a line on: ian@beecherjones.com … Continue reading

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Service live from Britwell Hill radio masts – can we see your community from here?

We are delighted that the Village Networks service is now live from the radio masts on Britwell Hill.  It should be possible to service almost any community that can be seen from there.  And then relay the signal on, daisy-chain-like … Continue reading

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Fibre being connected to Lower Geenfield cabinet

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Getting FTTP in Stonor, Pishill, Maidensgrove, Britwell Hill etc

  For some tiny communities a new Green Cabinet (at about £30,000) isn’t the answer, it’s too expensive per house.  This is the case for some of Stonor, Pishill and we expect a few other local communities.  BDUK/OCC instead subsidise … Continue reading

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Big turn out for Connect8 in Pishill and Stonor

Over thirty people turned out at The Crown Inn on a freezing night to discuss bringing Village Networks fast broadband to Pishill and Stonor.  Paul Firth and Roger Carey from Village Networks explained how they could bring wireless broadband to … Continue reading

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Now connecting people in Stonor and Pishill at around 30Mb/s, other local communities coming soon

Village Networks are now offering connections in Stonor and Pishill.  You can see a screen shot here of an actual test result at 29Mb/s in Stonor.  To get connected, see this link for details.  Remember this is independent of BT, … Continue reading

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First bit of new local broadband network goes live – can you help?

Good news for local broadband – the first bit of the Village Networks broadband for our hills and valleys has gone live.  We hope to deliver a 20mbs service to people in Stonor around the end of November and Russells … Continue reading

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Broadband running by Xmas…..

We are preparing to start work on Connect8  broadband for local people and Village Networks will have it running in several locations by Xmas.  Here’s the plan, subject to one or two caveats: Stonor Park has an unused optical fibre … Continue reading

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BT superfast community meeting read out

About 72 people attended the meeting in Russell’s Water village hall last week to hear from BT and Oxfordshire County Council on their plans for broadband roll out.  I am grateful to Craig, Mark and Stacey for coming along and … Continue reading

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Broadband update – approaching a complete solution?

We are fast approaching a complete local solution for high speed broadband.  On Tuesday BT will present in Russell’s Water village hall on the extent and timing of their plans for super fast broadband down the phone line.  It’s a … Continue reading

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