Rush hour in Maulds Meaburn. Cattle returning from milking.

Happy New Year! Superfast Broadband Is Here.

Maulds Meaburn Cabinet Passes Test! Superfast Broadband Is Here! by C.Paxton  (First Draft, subject to possible amendment) Those of us who have noted increased activity of BT Openreach vans and the laying of cables in the face of gales will be pleased to hear it confirmed that there’s good news about the deployment of Superfast…

Broadband News Update: Connecting Cumbria Meeting at Rheged

One man’s perspective of the recent broadband conference at Rheged By Charles Paxton At Rheged on Saturday September 28th, three years after his landmark first broadband conference, Rory Stewart (MP for Penrith and the Border) introduced a new phase of Connecting Cumbria Project to the gathered Broadband Champions (community representatives endorsed by their Parishes). The…

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News about the broadband roll-out

There is some news about ERDF and BDUK funded broadband plans. Cumbria County Council has posted draft information about the roll-out on the Connecting Cumbria website. This is very encouraging, note that it is a work in progress and subject to revision. Crosby Ravensworth’s exchange (described as Ravensworth), Morland and Shap are mentioned as ‘Being under…

Broadband News Update: EU Clearance and Broadband Conference

Things are now moving forward. There’s good news about EU Clearance for the Connecting Cumbria Project. Europe gives the green light for superfast broadband in Cumbria Cumbria County Council’s new portfolio holder for the Connecting Cumbria superfast broadband project has welcomed the announcement by the European Commission that Cumbria has received full Major Projects Approval.…

Broadband News Update

  I’m pleased to relate that Eden Valley Digital and Great Asby Broadband Group joint project have collated and submitted a data set from the recent Connecting Cumbria survey of our Parish to Cumbria County Council (CCC) for their Rural Community Broadband Funding application to the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at…