Author Archives: William Perrin
You can now connect to fibre broadband on Howe Hill and Britwell Hill
We are delighted that full fibre broadband is now available on Howe Hill and Britwell Hill. Openreach fibre has been laid underground or hung from poles and can now be connected to local homes and businesses. In the last few … Continue reading
Now bringing fibre from Greenfield to homes in Howe Hill and Britwell Hill area
We are now working with BT to bring proper fibre connections to the 30 or so houses from the BT Green Cabinet at Greenfield, via the top of Howe Hill, along Britwell Hill to Britwell Hill Farm. Peter has done … Continue reading
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: firstname.lastname@example.org … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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