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MP’s debate rural broadband issues

In the Connect8 area, we bemoan our lack of a decent broadband service. We are not alone – take a look at the House of Westminster debate recently and you will see this is a national problem! http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2015-06-24a.287.1 Two further … Continue reading

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Will this make any difference?

Yet another collection of voices telling us what we know so well! Worth reading just to see if anything useful does materialise from it? http://www.rsnonline.org.uk/services/mps-ramp-up-pressure-on-broadband

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A move towards microwave radio…

Representatives of Connect8 met yesterday with Countryside Broadband to discuss the possibilities of using their technology to provide an acceptable broadband solution for our area and we are in touch with our subscribers to tell them more and ask a … Continue reading

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Did you catch Martha Lane Fox on TV?

As you might expect from one of the founders of lastminute.com, Martha Lane Fox delivered a telling message in her role as a crusader for the digital world and through the Richard Dimbleby Lecture. Her message about superfast broadband was … Continue reading

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Read the views of consumer magazine “Which”

The topic of broadband speed and availability is constantly heard and it now widely accepted that there is a responsibility resting on the Government to address the problem with positive action and appropriate funding Which Article April 2015

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Radio Oxford feature on our quest

We were invited to the studio to identify an example of the business difficulties experienced by so many people in the Connect8 communities and Stephen Duckett from the Hundred Hills vineyard provided an excellent summary of the frustrations facing us … Continue reading

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What does our MP John Howell say?

“”Dear Jillie I agree that broadband should be treated as a utility. John”” “”Dear Jill I share your frustration but I’m afraid that it is not possible to give you the definitive answer you seek. As the rollout progresses new … Continue reading

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What the papers say!

On most days you will see an article about superfast broadband and another on the problem of immigration from Eastern Europe. The fact is that the Romanian capital of Bucharest has a faster broadband service than most of this country … Continue reading

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February update

Connect8 – the campaign for fast broadband in our area What have we achieved so far? The answer is quite a lot in a comparatively short time. Following first discussions in October/November of 2014, the objective for December was to … Continue reading

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We need to hear about your broadband thoughts …

The Connect8 campaign is a grass roots, non partisan  movement launched by local people in late 2014 to bring modern high speed broadband to at least eight local locations in the South Chilterns that BT have said they won’t fully connect. … Continue reading

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