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Next phase of Warwickshire broadband improvements announced
Tuesday 30 September 2014 13:50:46 by Andrew Ferguson

The CSW Broadband Partnership has announced the next batch of communities and as part of the expectation management the project publishes a list of the exchange areas and which cabinets will be getting an upgrade.

Bidford-on-Avon cabinets 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 13
Brailes cabinets 1, 2, and 4
Ettington cabinets 2 and 3
Harvington cabinets 2 and 6
Ilmington cabinets 2 and 3
Lapworth cabinets 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11
Moreton Morrell cabinet 4
Wolston cabinets 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13

Eight communities getting fibre based for the first time

The partnership has so far made fibre based broadband available to some 15,000 homes and businesses, with the latest announcement adding another 8,000 properties. Extra coverage is going to be added to Alderminster, Atherstone, Chapel End, Exhall, Harbury, Henley-in-Arden, Shipston-on-Stour and Toll Bar, plus some infill work in Keresley, Knowle and Solihull where cabinets were not deemed commercially viable.

Snitterfield that was the first rural cabinet in this project and has already seen demand require the addition of extra line cards. This costs of this expansion and maybe even a second fibre cabinet are covered by Openreach, since the demand has then been shown and if take-up goes over 20% on a cabinet projects can clawback some of the money paid to BT, to either re-invest in extended a projects reach or to pay back the council.


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