Category Archives: Maidensgrove

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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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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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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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

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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

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What are our alternatives to BT broadband down the phone line?

It seems that some rural communities, hamlets, farm businesses may never get modern broadband down the phone line for the reasons set out in my recent article.  And we are on notice in connect8 from BT and OCC that we … Continue reading

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Media coverage of other rural communities with broadband problems and technology solutions

I’ll occasionally write a post with links to media coverage of other communities around the UK who have trouble getting any or modern broadband.  And cover as well any new technologies that seem promising for us in the South Chilterns. … Continue reading

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