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New pilots to help bring more Superfast Broadband to Aylesbury area

Aylesbury District Council has formed a company Aylesbury Vale Broadband to help bring superfast broadband to more areas within the councils boundaries. Some £1.5 million of council money from the New Homes Bonus fund will be used to drive several pilots and also hopefully unlock match funding of potentially £2.56m from Westminster, which we presume is the money already announced as part of the drive towards UK wide 95% superfast broadband availability.

The first public meeting was held a week ago and the Aylesbury Vale Broadband website should hopefully update with more information about what is planned and the projects progress.

The first pilot is set to cover the villages of North Marston, Granborough and Hogshaw which form a neat triangle and looking at speed test results for the area suffer a median speed of 2.4 Mbps down and 0.3 Mbps upload. The full council area of Aylesbury Vale district has fibre based broadband available to around 74% of premises currently, which reduces to 66.6% when you add the qualifier of speeds of 30 Mbps or faster (Virgin Media is available to a 38% of premises). The new project acknowledges this existing coverage and is very much aiming to cover the 20% of the district where they are not expecting the phase 1 BDUK project to reach.


sam knows says there are aound 700 premises on that exchange and based on that would assume that both North Marston and Granborough would have their own PCPS and most premises seem to be central so an enabling FTTC in both those villages would likely mean that those villages would be inexcess of 35/40 if they were enabled (and access to cira 80 service providers) which begs the question around why the LA chose not incldue them in the BDUK or just look at putting the new homes money into the BDUK contrsact and including them as a change to the contract

  • fastman
  • over 5 years ago

Village Networks already has a 24 Mb/s wireless network covering all three villages. Very confusing.

  • RogerCarey
  • over 5 years ago

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