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BROADBAND 4 RURAL CREDITON


Towards a solution for those who still do not have decent broadband.

A Guide to Internet Connections

The meeting of volunteers earlier this year at Ashridge highlighted the need for some help with the technicalities behind both the new and the old Internet connection options. This 8-page PDF aims to do this, and perhaps dispel a few of the  more common misunderstandings.

(For more detailed information about all aspects of Fibre-to-the-Home good practice see   here.)

A COMMUNITY-LED SCHEME?

Should we aim high for a community interest company setting up its own fibre-to-the-home scheme like Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN)?

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS IF WE SIT TIGHT & WAIT?

Understand the reasons for the unusual Broadband roll-out situation faced in Devon and Somerset

WHO ARE BDUK & CDS?

Multiple layers of bureaucracy decide what quality of broadband you'll get when they spend our money.


WHY DOES BROADBAND SPEED DROP WITH DISTANCE?

Here's just enough techie explanation for you to understand how optical fibre has changed things, and why the current roll-out has limitations.

Some photos from
Broadband for the Rural North

(thanks to B4RN & Walter Willcox)