I live on an Estate called Bridgewater Village in Eccles Manchester. Its a new build Development with 164 Houses on the Estate now been in up for 2 Years. Its recently been finished with the last house being developed but all have no Fibre to the cabinet services to any of the houses as we are so far away from our exchange.
There are no government plans to bring better broadband services to our area when I checked with BT Openreach and Wrote to my local MP who is checking with the CEO of Salford Council and has written to the Houses of Commons Library to seek any advice on what can be done however not heard a response from their letter for over a month now.
BT Openreach Quoted us £22,401 to part fund so that all 164 Houses could get FTTP by building a new cabinet. I set up a crowdfunding page to raise funds but there hasn't been that much uptake so far.
Only over £2000 raised with less than 30 days to go to raise the funds however may see it rise to around £8000 once we do a leaflet drop on the estate soon but still feel we will be short.
Most People on the estate receive intermittent services with different ISP's on the estate ranging from 2.8mb up to 5mb however unreliable or non existent at peak times.
I'm looking for help/advice really.Does anyone know of any grant we can apply for.
I'm acting on behalf of the residents in our estate and it seems as I'm not a company the grants available are very limited. We created a Facebook group page for everyone on the estate to collaborate together on this and other issues which has generated interest in getting something in place.
One person recommended we look down the Fixed Wireless route by a company called 6G Internet that can send fibre by an antenna, only question is this reliable or intermittent.
Any help/advice would be so welcome!!!