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1 Tove Valley Communities Superfast Broadband A project led by Abthorpe Broadband Association Limited on behalf of the rural area of the upper Tove valley Tove Valley Broadband – 19 September Phil Berry – Communications Director

2 Welcome Agenda Introduction – History of ABbA and background to the TVB project NCC and SNC – Where they stand in relation to TVB project TVB project – more detail of the project, achievements, costings, the future Q&A Registration and addresses

3 Getting Started It all began in 2003 with dial-up at a snail’s pace No prospect of ADSL connection to Abthorpe The conception of ABbA Our own Satellite Broadband for Abthorpe and Slapton at just £5 a month – 1.5 Mbps 2006 ADSL – BT came to town Our customers need a better service!

4 Bonjour Bruxelles Tove Valley Broadband – 19 September 20134

5 Getting Started It all began in 2003 with dial-up at a snail’s pace No prospect of ADSL connection to Abthorpe The conception of ABbA Our own Satellite Broadband for Abthorpe and Slapton at just £5 a month – 1.5 Mbps 2006 ADSL – BT came to town Our customers need a better service!

6 The Demand for SFBB 2 Mbps is no longer enough iPlayer, ITV player and other on demand TV applications, Netflix, Love Film, YouTube, on-line gaming For now it appears to be an urban revolution Not a commercial economic prospect for many rural areas Nothing for Abthorpe and Slapton in the foreseeable future For ABbA it was change or die

7 Could we make a case for SFBB Much more complex economics and infrastructure would demand more revenue Bigger area More customers Wi-Fi should work but much more complex geography The communities of Abthorpe, Slapton, Wappenham, Weston and Lois Weedon fitted together.

8 Tove Valley Broadband – 19 September 20138

9 Building Commitment 450 premises; 280 are businesses or homeworkers Generating commitment Leaflets and flyers Village meetings and local events Website and registration MP endorsement Local publicity, local radio, About my Area 200 households and businesses signed up It was a “Go”!!

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11 Tove Valley Communities Superfast Broadband A project led by Abthorpe Broadband Association Limited on behalf of the rural area of the upper Tove valley Tove Valley Broadband – 19 September Eric Malcomson - Chairman

12 Organisation Salient Facts Abthorpe Broadband Association Limited – Not-for-profit Captures the attention of the communinties. – limited by guarantee Members are liable to pay £1 each in the event of the Company failing. – Run by volunteers No employees, PAYE, VAT – simple accounts. – Get support Community, District, County, DEFRA, DCMS

13 Expertise The Ring-leader The Geek The Quidnunc Aspiring Millionaire

14 Pre-survey your take-up Set up a website survey – DIY or SurveyMonkey Letterbox drop leaflets Get invited to Parish meetings and other community meetings Gate-crash coffee mornings, etc. Make sure your service is wanted……..

15 TVB Project Achievements 100/100Mbps backhaul Better than superfast (24Mbps+) using WiFi radios (5GHz) Over 400 premises could be served Since 01 June members (16/09/13)

16 Basic costings (incl. VAT) 100/100Mbps backhaul £ 18,000/year Revenue costs : 200 users= £10/month Point-to-point radio links 8 units = £2,500 Access points (back2back) 34 units + = £5,000 Switches, Routers, etc. £3,000 Misc. wire, plugs, tools,etc. £3,500 Total capital £14,000 for 200 users Capital costs : 200 users£100 membership fee Client premises equipment£75 to cover costs

17 Where is the TVB Project going? 500/500Mbps backhaul – Already we are seeing sustained peaks of usage of over 50Mbps. This will cost us £35,000/year Fibre between villages – Which will deliver full bandwidth to village access points by replacing point-to-point radio links Fibre to premises – The bee’s knees – almost totally future-proof

18 Extended costings Fibre between villages – £100,000 (about £5/m plus kit plus “civils”) Fibre to the premises – £100,000 (£20,000 per village) RCBF grant – £100,000 Community funding – £70,000 from loans – paid off by 2017 – £30,000 from members fees and subscriptions

19 Telephone Services BT voice call plan, broadband, line rental£35-45/month Cost of cancelling (broadband)£30.00 Open VOIP account (Vonage)£20.00 Call plan£6/month Transfer existing telephone numberFree Telephone and Broadband from TVB£16/month Remember, always keep a mobile phone charged in case you need to make emergency calls

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21 LINKS ToveValley website Fibretest.kc.kcom.com Coverage area Original survey page Wappenham church panorama

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