Last update 27th November 2013 by Eric Malcomson
Press information can be found here.
Click here to register for Tove Valley broadband service.
This last Wednesday morning at 07:15 Barbara and Eric shared their granddaughter's Brownie Promise ceremony.
Now that's what superfast broadband is all about.
As at Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:18:06 GMT -
237 people signed
up, 219 properties installed.
Eric and Barbara at the House of Westminster at the TalkTalk
Heroes Award presentation.
Share the day with Eric here.
The Tove Valley broadband service delivers superfast speeds by WiFi.
Installations in Wappenham Church Tower, St Loys school and access points in the
various villages facilitate this.
Abthorpe Broadband Association limited - a not-for-profit limited by guarantee
company - has been delivering broadband to the communities of Abthorpe and
Slapton for the last ten years has decided to make a step change in the service
by upgrading to superfast broadband*. There are no other plans to provide
superfast broadband services into this area, so we have to do it ourselves.
The catchement area is about 450
properties in the upper Tove Valley.
This area includes the villages of Abthorpe, Slapton, Wappenham, Lois Weedon, Weston, Astwell
and part of Bradden and of course the surrounding more isolated properties and hamlets.
You can see a coverage map here, and a
list of Post Codes here, but
if you are not quite within the area, it might be worth contacting us and
expressing your interest - we like a challenge! You could see the topography in
If you want to get involved with the organisation or would like more technical information, use our Contact Us form. We have to date registered around 40 people who have volunteered their services to help build the infrastructure and we need more - if you have a particular expertise that you think would be useful in the roll-out, please get in touch.
* Superfast broadband is defined by the EU and UK governments as better than