Category Archives: Howe Hill
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Connect8 meet Ed Vaizey
At a meeting arranged by Henley MP John Howell, the Minister for Telecoms certainly now knows about the work of Connect8 in the quest for fast broadband in a large part of South Oxfordshire following some strong representations made by … Continue reading
Broadband on the South of the Chiltern Ridge – the masts are a huge asset if we can work out what is connected to what
I am reporting here an article I originally published over on Howe Hill site, before Connect8 got going. The south of the Chiltern ridge is blessed with several large transmitter and mobile phone masts. From the huge cold war complex … Continue reading