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.

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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OFCOM report – some help but let’s keep ploughing on

Ofcom has reported today on a range of BT issues.  There are  couple of things that may be helpful to us, but it is hard to tell and they will take a year or two to implement. Ofcom is belatedly … Continue reading

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Evidence to and briefing for Select Committee on Connect8

To prepare for the Select Committee’s visit I wrote a briefing paper on the background to our local situation and what we were up to with Connect8.  It’s a useful backgrounder for anyone interested in what we are up to … Continue reading

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Transcript of evidence to Select Committee hearing in Russell’s Water – local bits

The transcript of the formal evidence session has popped up on the Parliament website – I have extracted here my bits that relate to the area as many have naturally reported struggles to view the video over the awful local … Continue reading

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TV coverage of CMS Committee rural broadband hearing in Russells Water

The official video of the formal evidence session is now up on the Parliament site.  I’ll do some indexed links here over the next few days to help people navigate through it but to kick off here is my first … Continue reading

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Parliament Select Committee to take evidence on broadband in Russells Water Village Hall February 11th 1430 – open to all

We have been working on this for some time with the clerks and pleased that it can finally be announced.  We are delighted to help this important committee with their work by showing them out local situation and explaining the … Continue reading

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Good broadband news for some, but at least 30% of Connect8 won’t get superfast

We have been told for over a year that the public subsidy to BT for modern broadband wouldn’t come to the Connect8 area.  In many meetings, phone calls, chats, emails etc it has been made clear that our patch is … Continue reading

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Unexpected new cabinet proposed for Lower Greenfield – a gift horse?

BT Openreach are planning an unexpected new fibre broadband cabinet for Lower Greefield outside Greenfield Manor – but we don’t know how it is being funded or when it will go live.  This cabinet has not been in any published … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Connect8

At the risk of adding to the burden of seasonal round robins here’s a quick update from us at Connect8. We are delighted that Village Networks (who provide broadband in Hambleden Valley) have come up with a multi­stage plan that could … Continue reading

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Proposal for Connect8 Phase One from Village Networks

Just before Xmas Connect8 received a proposal from Village Networks to use the Britwell Hill police radio masts to deliver broadband using radio waves to hundreds of local properties.  The proposal is here Connect8 Phase I Proposal – short For … Continue reading

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