I am new here, so please go easy! I will try to explain my problem in the hope some of you nice chaps and chapettes will be able to offer advice.
I live on a very small patch of privately owned land (basically 4 houses up a small driveway) and we only have telephone line broadband coming in. It's becoming more and more of a pain as we connect more and more devices to the network, and the kids are taking more and more bandwidth from only our current maximum of about meg per second.
We are located about 15 meters from a green box, and we know fibre exists as for years we were getting bombarded by Virgin to sign up. We knew we couldn't have it so one day, so annoyed by the umpteenth call and us saying we couldn't have it, we said Yes to see what would happen. Cut along story short, we got a refund and were never bothered again after the engineer came out.
So, we know that our closest neighbour has fibre - it's fibre to the green box on our street and then copper to homes - and as we see it the termination point stops next to one of the four houses' gardens so very, very close.
So we as neighbors agree between us we are more than capable people, we could dig up our drive ourselves and lay the appropriate copper cable to receive faster broadband. The furthest distance from where we believe the termination point to be is about 15 meters. We would need to lay four cables in some form of trunking.
However, we just need someone to come and say "this is what you need to buy and here is the termination point" and then that we can be connected to the green box.
So I guess the question is, what advice can anyone give me please before I try and do this. Who to contact, what cable I need to connect 4 houses, other considerations etc)
Any advice is really, really appreciated. If it helps, I can add an image showing you location of everything including where our houses are.