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First Cornish communities to get super-fast broadband announced
Monday 22 November 2010 12:53:14 by John Hunt

Eight communities in Cornwall have been announced as the first to receive super-fast broadband through the £132 million investment project with funding from BT and the ERDF to enhance broadband in Cornwall. Leedstown, Chiverton Cross area, St Agnes, Portreath, St Day, Devoran, Stenalees and Par should be connected by the end of March in a pilot scheme to be deployed before the full roll-out programme begins.

"This is an incredibly innovative and pioneering project never before done on this scale. A pilot scheme in these eight locations will provide valuable feedback at an early stage as we prepare for the early phases of the roll-out programme primarily in the South East of the county.

A huge amount of engineering work is required for this complex project, but our surveys have shown that these communities can be upgraded relatively quickly.

It means that early next year the first Cornish customers will be experiencing the huge benefits offered by super-fast broadband and we will be obtaining useful information, which will assist the project’s progress elsewhere.

Nigel Ashcroft, (Director of next generation broadband) Cornwall Development Company

Not all premises in the pilot areas will get access to fibre-broadband. A minority will have to rely on faster speeds coming through other technologies included wireless, satellite broadband and a potential further extension of the fibre network. More information for local residents can be found at the Cornwall Development Company website. Full details of the roll-out will be released in the Spring.

Comments

Posted by Legolash2o over 6 years ago
Congrats :)
Posted by doowles over 6 years ago
Is this fiber to the home or the bog standard fiber to the cabinet that everywhere else in the country will get over the next few years?
Posted by Legolash2o over 6 years ago
I think its 50% FTTH/P, 30% FTTC, 20% other tech
Posted by MaddogBattie over 6 years ago
Damn - 5 miles away so I'm unlikely to be the first batch. Still no talk about which ISPs are going to be involved and what the costs are going to be.
Posted by john (Favicon staff member) over 6 years ago
It's Openreach's network so should be open to all the standard services of people who currently provide fibre services or otherwise.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/fibre-broadband.html
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 6 years ago
On the split, was described as 50/50 between cab and premises.

The 80 to 90% being the total fibre coverage.

Thus higher fibre coverage than planned for rest of UK, and higher FTTP coverage than the UK average.
Posted by MaddogBattie over 6 years ago
Thanks for the link. It looks like I'll be able to get something like x10 speeds compared with what I currently get but the interesting applications are going to be held back by bandwidth charges.
Posted by Matt197 over 6 years ago
Wonder why they have selected just 8 to start with and very small communities as well, I would have thought they would have started at Truro and worked there way out.
Posted by ahiggs over 6 years ago
How will we know if our home is to be included or will it be all of Par exchange?
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