Big news? - We are still not any wiser!

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Holger Laux
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Big news? - We are still not any wiser!

Post by Holger Laux » Fri 23 Dec, 2016 4:02 pm

In case you have not seen the latest local and national news about broadband yet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38397304
https://www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk/phase-ii/
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/20 ... mises.html

It seems like Gigaclear is a much bigger provider than Truespeed, but while they promise to make large investments all over the CDS area, they specifically have not put in a bit for Lot 1, where Dundry is located. So we are still not any wiser what this news means for us.

In the meantime, I had another conversation with Truespeed. In short: Their progress is not so much driven by government installation vouchers - as the tight deadline gives them only limited scope anyway - but by "Registrations of Interest", submitted directly via the Truespeed Website:

http://www.truespeed.com/

Currently, they only have 60 such registrations from our area, so they decided to work in other villages where they have well over 200. They have not even made any plans for Dundry yet, so cannot give us any indication when they might come to us.

Perhaps we should show them how desperate we are and all go through their registration process as well? We might not get 200 registrations together, but 147 seems a good number. ;)

And while we are at it, let's register with Gigaclear as well, even if they do not want to come here:

http://www.gigaclear.com/


Holger



keithbowles
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Re: Big news? - We are still not any wiser!

Post by keithbowles » Fri 30 Dec, 2016 7:15 pm

Hi Holger,

Thanks for your post. In case you are keeping a tally, I have just registered with Gigiclear. We registered with Truespeed during the first phase.


Keith



TimWaite
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Re: Big news? - We are still not any wiser!

Post by TimWaite » Tue 03 Jan, 2017 7:06 pm

Also registered with Gigaclear today and last year with TrueSpeed.
Tim



DaveWilson
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Re: Big news? - We are still not any wiser!

Post by DaveWilson » Fri 13 Jan, 2017 2:48 pm

I have registered with Gigaclear and with Truespeed. I have my voucher and am waiting for some direction as to what next. Can anyone provide an update? I want to choose the best option for Dundry but also don't want the voucher to expire and would rather use it towards some kind of solution.

Many thanks in advance
Dave Wilson



Holger Laux
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Re: Big news? - We are still not any wiser!

Post by Holger Laux » Fri 13 Jan, 2017 6:24 pm

Hi Dave (and welcome to the Forum),

I have just posted a long article about the latest news under a separate thread.

Many thanks for your interest and keep visiting here.


Holger



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