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by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
BB4ER are delighted to thank Total Telecomm for providing a complimentary pass that will enable our Technical Consultant, Michael Davey, to visit "Connected Britain 2018". The event is claimed to be the premier meeting place for all the main stakeholders in the country's digital futu... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Following a recent committee meeting at Norfolk County Council, of all the providers and potential providers of Ultrafast broadband in Norfolk, only BB4ER is quoted in the County Council's press release. On 11 May, members of BB4ER attended a meeting of the Council's Digital Innovation and Ef... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Following the announcement from Vattenfall further encouraging news was received at the end of April. The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs , known as UnLtd, a charity set up in 2002, has awarded BB4ER a grant of £4,995. The grant will cover the cost of establishing the planned Community Be... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
This morning Vattenfall confirmed that it is in discussions with BB4ER with a press release headed: Community broadband group and offshore wind farm developer investigate broadband improvements in North Norfolk During the public consultation on Vattenfall's Vanguard project, we approa... read more
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As a follow up to our first public meeting BB4ER is having a social evening in the Butchers Arms on Tuesday 17th April starting at 7.30 pm. "It doesn't matter if you came to the event or not. we would really love to see you there", says Lesley Marsden in her email to those who have... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Today, the volunteers of B4RN East Anglia announce that they now have a 1,000Mbps Internet connection at Scole Community Centre. Chris Marsden This major step for the South Norfolk group proves it is possible, with just volunteer effort, to bring the best possible broadband service to ru... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
A Meeting about the campaign is to be held on Thursday 29 March at the Village Hall. There will be a presentation, a chance to ask questions, an opportunity to comment on a proposed leaflet to be circulated. Even the tea and cake has been planned! Anyone interested should contact... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Last week BB4ER secured an important agreement with the Village Hall committee. The hall will be the site for the cabinet to which all properties joining the proposed fibre optic network for the village will connect. The plan is to give the Hall a free connection once the network is established and to read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Last week Chris and Lesley Marsden, founder members of BB4ER and B4RN East Anglia , joined a team of volunteers from around Scole, near Diss. The group Chris and Lesley were involved with were digging a trench along side a local road. Others were working on a local footpath and across fields.... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Today, B4RN East Anglia released news of its "Day Of The Spades", the official start of construction on their new community built and funded 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural Norfolk and Suffolk. There's an excellent report at: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/i... read more
by berlinette • | | 0 comments
We have been liaising with Steve Blatch, one of the Directors of North Norfolk DC, and Sandra Portas from their Economic Development team about our initiative. We will be keeping them up to date with our project. They are providing us with advice and potentially assistance about funding opportu... read more
by berlinette • | | 0 comments
County Councillor Steffan Aquarone represents Melton Constable and is exploring the possibility of a community mobile phone project in North Norfolk. We met with him today at County Hall to discuss this and our own project. As Steffan is keen to improve both mobile and broadband connectivity... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
This month four members of the South Norfolk group (now B4RN East Anglia) and two of our members - Chris and Lesley Marsden spent a week with B4RN at their HQ at Melling, near Lancaster for a week's training learning how to 'blow' and splice fibre, etc. These will be essential skills that wil... read more
by berlinette • | | 0 comments
On 4th July, B4RNorfolk joined B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North Ltd) as their first regional division. This is expected to improve project timescales for our sister organisation in South Norfolk as B4RN will be providing technical and operational support and assistance to the effort in East ... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
The Summer issue of "RoundUp", the biggest issue yet, should be arriving in your letterbox very soon. It includes a four page article on the BB4ER campaign. The article outlines some of the research done by the BB4ER group and includes a summary of the survey results. This had a rema... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
Last night the BB4ER group met with Karen O'Kane the County Council's officer in charge of the "Better Broadband for Norfolk" office. The office manages the local delivery of the government's scheme to get as many households as possible access to "Superfast Broadband" (This i... read more
by GregChapman • | | 0 comments
This week we began undertaking a survey of all households in the parish. Those who are able to are being encouraged to complete the form online at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BI5KO/ . We already have 29 responses to the survey made online! The survey is an important first step to help us und... read more
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Last night the founder members of the campaign for Better Broadband for East Ruston met at the home of the editor of the village magazine the Ruston RoundUp. It was a very productive session, with much information being gleaned from Michael Davey, who is a mainstay of a similar group that has... read more