Half-measures May Threaten Eden Valley Big Society Vanguard Broadband Expansion

Here is the link to the article in Cumberland News http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/news/superfast-broadband-to-link-whole-of-cumbria-1.789156?referrerPath=home I was very disappointed to read in the article linked above that Cumbria County Council’s Maria Fallon appears to be undermining efforts to bring very fast, future-proof symmetrical broadband to rural areas of Eden, the areas that are most isolated and thus most in…

Parish Council Provisionally Supports Community Broadband and Mobile Phone Service

Parish Council Provisionally Supports Community Broadband and Mobile Phone Service By Charles Paxton (Local Broadband Champion) This Monday evening (Dec 6) at Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall, Crosby Ravensworth Parish Council heard a brief presentation on Community broadband, what it is, why it would be useful and how we could get it established.  Though many were…

Community broadband – a helpful video

I showed this video at Annie Kindleysides’ Coffee Morning and I think it helped some people to visualise a possible community broadband project here. You may find this BBC ‘Inside Out‘ video helpful for explaining rural broadband issues. The BBC’s Inside Out team went to the village of Ashby in Lincolnshire  and filmed the NextGenUs…