Let's do it - Let's go wireless!

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Holger Laux
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Let's do it - Let's go wireless!

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Having raised an excellent 159 voucher applications last year, of which 131 have been approved by CDS, we attempted to find an Internet Service Provider to provide fibre to the home. After ini- tial promises this has proved a distant hope – maybe years.

We are now working with Wight Wireless (http://www.wightwireless.net) to provide a wireless network system for Dundry this summer. They would install a small receiver on the outside of your home and run a small cable into your home to a wireless router which provides cable and wireless con- nections for the home with download speeds of 10 or 30 Mbps. To be financially viable they need all voucher holders to sign up with them. They are also keen to encourage other homes.

The choice of where to use the CDS vouchers is, of course, up to every household but any practi- cal upgrade to the current system will require a village-wide response. We therefore urge every voucher holder to sign up with Wight Wireless as this is our best option for improving internet speed. You will shortly be receiving correspondence from them.

Deadline: all homes must register with Wight Wireless before 31 March 2017 to validate their voucher. After this, anyone who has not registered with them will have to pay a connection fee. Please email CDS voucher code, address and postcode to: charles.turton@wightwireless.net and it would help us if you copied this to webmaster@dundry.org.uk

For your information there are two download speed options:
10 Mbps for £17.50 per month OR 30 Mbps for £24.00 per month plus an additional £9.50 per month for landline Including landline, the 10 Mbps price should be similar to current providers. Just much faster.

NB. If you wish to join us and sign up with Wightwireless we advise you not to renew any existing contract in the next few months as they may charge for any cancellation.
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TimWaite
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Re: Let's do it - Let's go wireless!

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Good morning
I have been battling to get better broadband in Dundry since buying a house here in 2012. More recently as a member of the Dundry broadband group we have made some progress. It is now up to the whole village to respond to the offer from Wightwireless by the end of this month. Flyers and other information will be delivered in the coming week.
Tim



Holger Laux
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Many thanks to all of you who registered with Wight Wireless. We now have more than 50 participating households and businesses. - This is a good result for the first week, but we need many more to make this a success.

In case we did not make it clear in our last post: Anyone can join the scheme, whether you have a voucher or not and even if you are currently still locked with another provider. Please get in touch to find out more details: E-mail charles.turton@wightwireless.net and webmaster@dundry.org.uk or join this forum.

And please tell all your friends and neighbours about this great initiative. Let‘s get Dundry into the 21st century.


Your Dundry Broadband Group



Holger Laux
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Re: Let's do it - Let's go wireless!

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Hi all,

Thanks again for signing up to the Wight Wireless offer and for spreading the word. We now have about 90 out of 320 housholds in Dundry on board. Please keep up the good work.

Here is a date for your diary: On 24th April, we will have our Annual Parish Meeting and Charles Turton from Wight Wireless will be there to tell you about the next steps and to answer your questions. So please come round to meet him.

For more information on the latest state of play, please see the flyer attached.

Your Dundry Broadband Group
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TimWaite
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Re: Let's do it - Let's go wireless!

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Nearly past the 100 homes signed up for wireless broadband.
A few more and we can start work.
Here is the latest pricing and speed structure:
30 Mb/s down-5 up £29.50 (landline £9.00 extra)
50 Mb/s down-10 up £59.50 incl.landline
50 Mb/s down-10 up £84.50 small business (B2B phone flexibility)



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