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1 The Big Build

2 Distance from the old cabinet to the new cabinet Power supply availability for new cabinet Length of spine cable and blocked ducts Out of hours working, road closures, embargos Securing wayleaves Weather Challenges

3 Learning from experience We know that we will face challenges along the way Project plans are fluid to adapt to challenges Timescales can and do change There will be local issues

4 Open access fibre network Focus on driving take-up of fibre service Range of communications providers and retail service providers will increase with demand Competition & innovation Costs comparable to standard broadband

5 Communication Providers: Choice Home Business

6 Phase 3 work is underway Work in phase 3 will continue through spring 2015 Some new structures have already been built in the Phase 3 areas Not all premises in a neighbourhood or community are upgraded at once

7 Planned coverage for North Dorset By the end of spring 2015, 9,000 premises in North Dorset should have access to faster, more reliable broadband By the end of 2016 we’ll reach over 17,000 premises

8 Phase 3 coverage Availability of fibre broadband will increase throughout these areas through spring 2015 We’ll be working with communities to raise awareness when availability is imminent Register and we’ll you when fibre is first available in your postcode Map is a guide only and may change

9 Phase 3 exchange areas Blandford Bourton Child Okeford Fontmell Magna Gillingham and others… Hazelbury Bryan Milton Abbas Marnhull Shaftesbury Sturminster Newton

10 When will fibre be available? Available or coming soon First available from 2014 Developing plans. Improved broadband will be available for those who currently have less than 2Mbps by First available from 2015 First available from 2016 Map is a guide only and may change

11 Engage communities by changing the conversation Realising the benefit – it is going to be with many of us soon How can we make the most of it in our community? Digital inclusion – help ensure those who don’t currently benefit from being online can in the future

12 Superfast Business: ERDF funded to provide support to businesses to enable them to make the most of the network to grow Dorset Business Women Go Digital: series of training and workshops funded by Government Equalities Office to empower women to make the most of technology Business Support

13 How you can help  Keep in touch with the project via the e- newsletter and community newsletter  Register to receive notification of availability  Update your website and link back to ours  Volunteer some time to spread the word when we’re working in your area  Distribute materials and updates from the team  Create enthusiasm in your communities

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