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Standard User KevG123
(regular) Wed 09-Jan-13 13:08:21
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Conundrum?


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Living in deepest darkest Norfolk there is at last a dim light on the horizon - BDUK funding...

However, looking at the timescales its unlikely I'll be ordering FTTC anytime soon.

Wispire are about to launch in my area so I have gone ahead and pre-ordered a 8mb service - for me that would be around 8 times faster than I can get on my my long rural line.

However, I've just had a read thru the Norfolk CC BDUK consultation paper and it seems to suggest that when looking to spend the money, anywhere with a Wi Fi service may be considered already covered (better than the min 2mb target)

Could be cutting our own throats here.....?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 09-Jan-13 13:40:29
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Re: Conundrum?


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It may be you are in the 8% they expect to only see 2 to 5 Mbps from the project.

Are there any maps for Norfolk showing if you are in a white area for superfast and/or the 2 Mbps USC?

If white area, then the project will be doing something.

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Standard User KevG123
(regular) Wed 09-Jan-13 13:43:21
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Re: Conundrum?


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Thanks, I'll read the paper again - it think it has white area maps in the appendices


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Standard User KevG123
(regular) Wed 09-Jan-13 13:56:56
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Re: Conundrum?


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without any place names its hard to be sure, but I think I am in one of the white areas

The village is 5km as the crow flies from another village that has the exchange

However, most house are within 500m of the green cab so here's hoping
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 09-Jan-13 15:02:23
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Re: Conundrum?


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is that white for basic broadband or white for NGA ? should be two maps

an 8M wireless operator wouldn't count as NGA or make your area grey or black for NGA so BDUK money would be "allowed" but may be lower priority - local choice.

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Standard User KevG123
(regular) Wed 09-Jan-13 16:59:48
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Re: Conundrum?


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"Basic White area An area where:
- basic broadband services at a minimum download speed
of 2Mb/s are not available at affordable prices and there
are no private sector plans to deliver such services in the
next three years; or
- there is no basic broadband infrastructure, nor any
investment plans by a private sector network operator to
deliver such infrastructure within the next three years.

Basic Grey area An area where one basic broadband network already
exists delivering affordable basic broadband services at a
minimum download speed of 2Mb/s and there are no
private sector plans to roll out similar infrastructure in the
coming three years.

Basic Black area An area where two or more basic broadband networks
already exist delivering affordable basic broadband
services at a minimum download speed of 2Mb/s."
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 09-Jan-13 17:01:13
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Re: Conundrum?


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white for both then smile

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