Last update 4th February 2014 by Eric Malcomson
There is a £100 Membership fee to be paid to complete your
As at Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:29:19 GMT -
273 people signed
up, 251 properties installed.
Did you know that St Loys was just about the first school to get interested in
the Raspberry Pi?
Explore the site at
I bet you didn't know that there is now a Raspi at St Loys looking after the
good health of our network!
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 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 and by then, deliver
the EU Digital Agenda 2020 goals.
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