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More superfast broadband on the way for the East Riding of Yorkshire

The drip feed of information from the various BDUK projects continues with the names of the next areas set to benefit from the East Riding of Yorkshire project have been released.

"Aldbrough, Beeford, Bishop Wilton, Bridlington, Burton Agnes, Burton Pidsea, Dalton Holme, Elvington, Flamborough, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Hornsea, Keyingham, Kilham, Langtoft, Leconfield, Leven, Market Weighton, Melbourne, Middleton on the Wolds, North Cave, Patrington, Pocklington, Stamford Bridge, Skipsea, Skirlaugh, Spurn Point, Tibthorpe, Watton, Wilberfoss and Withernsea"

Communities forming the next 20,000 to benefit from fibre based broadband

The list is useful, but no precise information is available on what cabinets or technology will be used, picking Wilberfoss at random we have been able to spot that cabinet 1 went live at the end of 2013 via the North Yorkshire project, and believe that cabinets P2 and PE2 are set to get FTTC via the East Riding project, plus for some of the Exchange Only lines in Wilberfoss there may be FTTP rolled out.

The East Riding project site does provide some vague maps showing roll-out areas and tempers expectations by talking of the projects goal of bringing 24 Mbps or faster to 42,000 premises, with 2 Mbps or better for the rest. Compared to the headline advertising the public is normally exposed to this a more realistic way of expressing things.


ERYC are useless.

Pocklington got at least 1 NGA cabinet over a month ago, yet various phase 1 projects are no where near complete. Roadworks for installing them aren't even scheduled, never mind being any further on.

Was supposed to be a couple of cabinets installed on the Bubwith Exchange in the last 2 weeks, but the roadworks stayed as advance planning and didn't get installed

  • tehreedy
  • over 6 years ago

Sorry if this is a stupid question...

Our cabinet is connected to one of the exchanges above, but is in a different village around 2.5 miles from the exchange.

Are we likely to see any benefit?

  • rich_jtg
  • over 6 years ago


Not sure what you mean BUT

1. If you home is 2.5 miles from the cabinet then FTTC will bring no benefit
2. If the cabinet is 2.5 miles from the exchange, that does not matter as fibre links cabinet to exchange and distance is not an issue.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 6 years ago

Thanks for that Andrew.

It's the latter, so I guess we're at the mercy of BT as to whether it's 'commercially viable' to upgrade the cabinet in the neighbouring village.

  • rich_jtg
  • over 6 years ago

If it was commercially viable it would already be enabled, the question is whether the size of gap funding needed is sensible or could they do two cabinets elsewhere for the cost of yours.

i.e. funding is limited and value for money is the key.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 6 years ago

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