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Standard User Gregg465
(newbie) Sat 25-Aug-12 01:35:03
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Any hope for Plains?


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Our village of Plains does not have its own exchange it instead uses Caldercruix's which is about 4 - 5 miles away, Due to this it is almost impossible to get more than 1Mb down(I only get 256kb) According to BT we are not getting Fibre any time soon. so is there anything that can be done?
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(staff) Sat 25-Aug-12 01:39:44
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BET?
DSL boosters
Fixed wireless

A lot depends on the local authority and how they are spending money to improve areas like your

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Standard User kijoma
(committed) Sat 25-Aug-12 10:02:07
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Hi,

I took a look at your location, I would suggest a fixed wireless network backhauled (fed) from Airdrie. There is plenty of choice of scalable capacity there including Virgin Media in some parts.

The terrain appears to lend itself to link/distribution from existing properties from an initial look at the maps.

The only sticking point is you either need a competent Fixed Wireless company to put in a commercial solution for you or you need a competent Consultant in the same industry if the community were looking to put up their own network. Their maybe funding sources for a community Hub approach too.

We did a whole load of planning work for various parts of Scotland some years back when the Scottish Executive were throwing money at fixing problems like these. Guessing it didn't quite work, BDUK style.

Cheers


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Our village of Plains does not have its own exchange it instead uses Caldercruix's which is about 4 - 5 miles away, Due to this it is almost impossible to get more than 1Mb down(I only get 256kb) According to BT we are not getting Fibre any time soon. so is there anything that can be done?


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Kijoma Broadband
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Standard User Gregg465
(newbie) Sat 25-Aug-12 11:20:00
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Could you point me in the direction of a Fixed Wireless company? And would it be worth a shot emailing my local government about funding?
Standard User Gregg465
(newbie) Sun 26-Aug-12 15:05:54
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My local authority is North Lanarkshire, What could I say to them?
And how much people would I need to sign a petition or such?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 26-Aug-12 15:18:50
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Well there is stuff like http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5379-scotland-ann... happening and
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5270-bduk-boost-s...

Most English council websites do have a page or two about the projects, so hopefully the Scottish ones do

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Standard User Gregg465
(newbie) Sun 26-Aug-12 16:24:05
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North Lanarkshire doesn't but I am going to write them an email. What should I say in it apart from the links you sent?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 26-Aug-12 21:19:41
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http://www.alexneilmsp.net/index.php?subaction=showf...

I would ask how the council plan has moved on since then, if at all.

I did find this about North Lanarkshire too
http://projects.ruralbroadband.com/LAD/00QZ

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Standard User Gregg465
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 16:39:18
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Thanks for the help! I just emailed them so I hope they will reply soon with some good news. But if they don't then I guess I'm stuck for a while.
Standard User MarkHendy
(newbie) Tue 28-Aug-12 12:27:06
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Up here in Scotland it is the Scottish Government that will issue the contract for all of Scotland (less the Highland and Islands which has already been issued). The local councils have been required to submit their requirements to the government over the last 6 months and the public consultation is due to finish at the end of this month with the tendering process staring next month and ending with the signing of a contract about April time.
Scotland’s Digital Future – Infrastructure Action Plan (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/05/2224) contains the details.
Intriguing point is that Industrial/Commercial sites must be include in the rollout (I noticed from many posts elsewhere on the forums that BT have been deliberately missing them in England & Wales)
So question is, who can challenge BT Openreach to do a Scotland wide upgrade and who will they have as subcontracters to deal with wireless, mobile and satellite?
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