Last update 26th July 2015 by Eric Malcomson
There is a £100 Membership fee to be paid to complete your
As at Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:15:21 GMT -
437 people signed
up, 408 properties installed.
Work on laying the fibre-optic cables between the villages and linking these to
the main village radio access points has been completed and anyone in Abthorpe,
Lois Weedon, Slapton, Wappenham and Weston - most properties in Astwell and
Bradden and most properties in the enclosed area should be able to receive
superfast (that is, greater than 30Mbps) broadband. We also provide fast broadband service to Helmdon and other parts adjoining the Tove Valley core area. You can see a coverage map here, and a
list of Post Codes here,
Superfast speeds are obtained through a 1,000Mbps connection from one of the main internet switching locations in London to Wappenham. Here it connects to our fibre-optic cables and then to our village access points.
The connections from these access points and from anyone
who is directly connected to our fibre-optic network can run at speeds approaching 1,000Mbps
symmetrical -that is, download and upload.
The radio connections from premises to an access
point run at up to 100Mbps.
View the latest photos of our progress here...
Abthorpe Broadband Association limited - a not-for-profit limited by guarantee
company - has been delivering broadband to the communities of Abthorpe and
Slapton since 2003. The work
to deliver superfast broadband was completed by the end of March 2015, costing about £230,000 and we received
£108,658 in grant from the government and European Union towards these costs.
The picture shows
an opened-up fibre-optic cable connection dome.
* Superfast broadband is defined by the EU and UK governments as better than
The Superfast project is supported by
the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing
Authority, part financed by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural
Development: Europe investing in rural areas.