Last update 4th February 2014 by Eric Malcomson
There is a £100 Membership fee to be paid to complete your
As at Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:14:35 GMT -
291 people signed
up, 270 properties installed.
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 and 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. Our
plans are to complete superfast roll-out by the end of 2014.
The catchement area is about 600
properties in the upper Tove Valley.
This area includes the villages of Abthorpe, Slapton, Wappenham, Lois Weedon, Weston, Astwell, Bradden
and Helmdon 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 can 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