Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme – extended

From Connecting Shropshire :-
The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme provides support towards the cost of the installation of a broadband connection. This national Scheme was established and is funded by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and it’s administered locally by Shropshire Council.

Originally, the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme was expected to close at the end of December 2017. However, the government has confirmed that that the Scheme will continue through 2018. This means that people unable to access download speeds of more than 2Mbps will still be able to apply to the Scheme to get an ‘interim solution’ in advance of them benefitting from superfast broadband coverage. Further details about the scheme can be found at: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/basic-broadband-subsidy-scheme/. “

Connecting Ash – Fibre Broadband

Connecting Shropshire has confirmed that the works currently in Ash Magna are part of the Phase 2 rollout of fibre broadband.  Openreach will be installing a number of cabinets along the Ash/Whitchurch Road during November with the intention that fibre broadband will be up and running within 6 months. We are awaiting more detailed information regarding a schedule and timescale from Openreach.*

*Click here for installation location map and dates.

Some of you may be accepting the recent offer of fixed wireless access in the area. Connecting Shropshire is not permitted to offer BDUK subsidy to any property within their “In Scope” area and who will benefit from the phase 2 rollout. However, if you are an outlying property and believe that you will not benefit –  i.e. that you may be too far away from the new cabinets and wish to install fixed wireless access – you may still be able to get the subsidy. If you are unsure either complete the online form by the end of December** and they will assess your application, or contact Connecting Shropshire or your preferred provider for further information.

**Note: BDUK subsidies are only available until the end of December 2017 and applications can be made online with Connecting Shropshire.

Voneus Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

Statement from Voneus:-

We will be installing our transmitter onto the tower at St Alkmunds Church on Monday 6th November, so if you are in Whitchurch next week please take a look.

We have been informed by Connecting Shropshire that Ash Magna will no longer qualify for assistance with the Broadband connection charge through the current voucher scheme, obviously like you we are incredibly disappointed with this news, however, as you know Voneus are committed to supporting this project and this community, therefore we are happy to announce that we will reduce our normal  installation charge of £149.99 to £75.00 – a 50% reduction, this offer is subject to getting 50 properties to sign up for our service, and as a further incentive if we can get to 80 properties to sign up we will install Free of Charge to all 80 homes.  

This offer will run until close of business on Monday 13th November 2017, So please email me to register your wish to participate in this offer as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions please feel free to email me –  ray.adams@voneus.com “

How This Works

Broadband Infrastructure Information

Information about the UK Government’s Superfast Broadband Programme for Britain – BDUK 

To find out if you currently have, or are are about to receive, access to fibre broadband at your property click here

Too far away from a fibre cabinet?  Visit Community Fibre Partnerships 

Voneus – Hertfordshire based Fixed Wireless Broadband provider

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme 

Other useful links:-
Fixed Wireless Access information
For businesses visit The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership
Connecting Shropshire – FAQs & alternative solutions

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Faster Communications in Ash ?

Airband has submitted a planning application for prior approval for a mast and ancillary equipment in Ash Magna. Telecommunications masts are, subject to certain criteria, permitted development; however the developer must apply for approval for the siting and appearance of the mast. This proposal is to put the mast on agricultural land adjacent to Ash Road and opposite Lambert Grove on the approach to the Village (that is the main through road from Whitchurch into the Village). For details of the application click here.

Plan showing the site of the mast.

For general information on prior notification click here.

Time is of the essence –  if you wish to comment on this application please do so before 4th October 2017. (That means go to the planning application – 17/04443/TEL – on Shropshire Council website, comments tab, or write or e-mail, Shropshire Council planning department!)

Application withdrawn 

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Other useful links :-
Information about the UK Government’s Superfast Broadband Programme for Britain – BDUK 
For businesses visit The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership 

To find out if you currently have, or are are about to receive, access to faster Broadband at your property click here