Category Archives: Uncategorized

BBC TV news covers Connect8

The BBC gave us a video clip of their piece as iPlayer expires after a while

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Superfast fibre arrives in Watlington

The five cabinets in Watlington are enabled as are¬†those in Nettlebed – the the two towns are just six miles apart and with many places between – it cannot be that difficult to get fibre further so the communities that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A 4G initiative from an enterprising farmer

If all else fails, this could be the answer providing you can get 4G! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3200291/Farmer-sick-poor-internet-signal-built-DIY-mast.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BT Openreach make their case….

Joe Garner on the BBC Today programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33957405  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Minister Ed Vaizey MP responds directly to Connect8 but it’s wait, wait, wait

On BBC Radio Oxford this morning the Minister for Broadband (and local-ish MP) Ed Vaizey responded directly to connect8’s concerns about rural broadband. ¬†Unfortunately though it was very much wait and see. ¬†Responding to Peter Richardson’s questions all Ed could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment