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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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Christmas Common in summer…..

At last it has arrived! The long awaited cabinet is just awaiting connection and subsequent enabling and we can feel pleased to have achieved this significant milestone. We await feedback on what benefits are felt and fast broadband will give … 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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House of Commons Select Committee visit our Connect8 area

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee made their visit on the 11th February taking a tour of the area with visits to the Tree Barn at Greenfield and the Hundred Hills Vineyard at Pishill prior to the official evidence … 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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BT must get their act together…

The pressure for superfast broadband is mounting and BT have some seriously challenging policy decisions to make if they are to preserve the future of Openreach These articles are interesting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34256790 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34324046 Connect8 maintain close contact with the Oxfordshire County … Continue reading

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Our team has been busy – a broadband solution in sight?

It has become increasingly clear that many of the premises in our Connect8 area will only get a fast internet service through the use of radio technology but the nearer the fibre source the better. For radio to work, we … Continue reading

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