Chiltern villages to get superfast broadband

Chiltern villages to get superfast broadband

Chiltern villages to get superfast broadband

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

SUPERFAST broadband is coming to villages near Chesham after £775,000 of funding was secured for the project.

Cholesbury, St Leonards and Bellingdon will all benefit from the new service after a successful Buckinghamshire County Council bid to secure extra government funding.

Around 700 homes in the area will have new fibre optic cables laid to them when work gets underway.

Another four villages north of Buckingham will also be given superfast broadband for the first time, the council announced.

Council Leader Martin Tett said: "Releasing these two rural communities from a broadband cul-de-sac is not only good news for residents, but also for small businesses who need access to high quality, high speed broadband."

Chris Brown, Convenor of the Cholesbury Exchange Superfast Broadband Working Group, said: "This is fantastic news for everyone in the Cholesbury exchange area. Securing the funds to pay for all the new infrastructure needed to give us access to superfast broadband has been very much a team effort."

The money came from Broadband Delivery UK's rural broadband fund, with Bucks Business First putting forward the county's business case to the government.

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10:03am Fri 4 Apr 14

linnied says...

Lucky them. I'm in Hughenden Valley trying to run a small business form home, and we've been told we're not even under consideration!
Lucky them. I'm in Hughenden Valley trying to run a small business form home, and we've been told we're not even under consideration! linnied
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4:15pm Sat 5 Apr 14

OpaGreybeard says...

As someone on the fringe of Chris's group, I can tell you we weren't either. We are in a "white" area, one that is completely outside the "commercially viable" areas for installation. It didn't just happen. It took Chris himself and members of his group a lot of hard work to provide evidence of the community's interest, over a number of months.

Contact Bucks Business First, possibly through your parish council, to show some community support for the idea. See www.bbf.uk.com.
As someone on the fringe of Chris's group, I can tell you we weren't either. We are in a "white" area, one that is completely outside the "commercially viable" areas for installation. It didn't just happen. It took Chris himself and members of his group a lot of hard work to provide evidence of the community's interest, over a number of months. Contact Bucks Business First, possibly through your parish council, to show some community support for the idea. See www.bbf.uk.com. OpaGreybeard
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