Community Broadband Project in Hyde & Ellingham

The parishes of Hyde and Ellingham, Harbridge & Ibsley are currently busy undertaking a project to self-fund an upgrade to their broadband service that will improve speeds for up to 475 homes. 

The parishes are classed as ‘hard to reach’ and as such local volunteers have been working with Openreach to deliver a solution which the market would not otherwise cater for. Every home in the proposed area will see an improved service under this plan but around 80% of premises will receive 24Mb the threshold at which a premises is deemed to be ‘superfast’.

The cost of the project will be met entirely by local residents and therefore the more people who join in and contribute the better and less expensive it will become for all.

This is of course no small undertaking and has only been made possible by the very hard work and dedication of the project team.

This project will help to shape the New Forest Community Broadband Toolkit; a guide to help other parishes should they wish to undertake a similar scheme. This will follow in the spring.

For further details of this project and to register your interest visit!the-broadband-project-/d8xoz

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