In a recent post I looked at the different models for community led broadband schemes and how the distribution of risks and responsibilities can be shared. In this post I wanted to consider how different business types can affect the scale and ambition of a community-led project. The two biggest risks to a community-led broadband scheme is […]
As a bit of Friday fun I’ve re-run my 3D model on parts of Lancashire to see what the landscape looks like when you have B4RN Towers alongside the low-rise living of ordinary broadband users.
On the day that Virgin Media announces a massive investment in urban broadband infrastructure, it seemed like a good time to reflect a little on what’s going on more generally in broadband – or at least in my little bit of it this week. So the theme of this week has been stakeholder communications. Cotswolds Broadband […]
Should broadband for the final 10% be one project or a series of increments? Should it be the final 5% or final 10%, and what’s the difference? Industry colleague John Popham highlighted an article in the Western Morning News covering comments from Devon MP Neil Parish to the BDUK Chief Executive, Chris Townsend. Much of the item […]
This week Ofcom released the data sitting behind their recent broadband study. The dataset contains over 1.5m postcodes from across Britain, summarizing the local broadband experience. So what the Ofcom broadband data tells us? The file is far too big to play win in Excel but when loaded into a spatial database it becomes a […]
Today Cotswolds Broadband passes a milestone in its long journey to ensure everyone in West Oxfordshire has access to superfast broadband – today it is launching the open procurement process to find an organisation to build and maintain their broadband infrastructure. So what makes it different? Firstly, the project is a community-led public-private partnership with investment from […]
I get often get asked how different technologies provide different outcomes for the same area. To illustrate this, I created this diagram with three windows to suggest which homes might benefit from each of fibre to the cabinet (FttC), fibre to the premise (FttP) and wireless. I picked the Oxfordshire village Swinbrook because its local and […]