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Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

In recent months, our contractors and volunteers have been hard at work building our network infrastructure and we are delighted to be making...
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Remote Working Survey

Remote Working Survey

CoWorking Feasibility Survey A feasibility study to determine the viability of a co-working facility in Piltown is being conducted by Piltown...
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Going Underground

Going Underground

First Steps Finally B4OC is up and running with our first bit of underground ducting installed in Kildalton as part of the new footpath recently...
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First Delivery of Poles

First Delivery of Poles

Delivery of Materials A big day for Piltown as Broadband 4 Our Community receive delivery of their first load of poles. These 8.5m poles will form...
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Funding for Community Broadband

Funding for Community Broadband

Tomar Trust to Help Fund B4OC Broadband 4 Our Community received a much-needed financial boost from Tomar Trust earlier this year. Thanks to the...
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Piltown Levels Up

Piltown Levels Up

Learning to Splice Learning how to splice fibre, safely run cable and installing the hardware required for fibre-to-the-home was on the menu last...
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Phase 1 Notice

Phase 1 Notice

Phase 1 of Community Fibre Broadband is coming! We’re bringing low-cost high-speed fibre broadband to your door and we need your help to finalise...
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Update Leaflet

Update Leaflet

As we all know high-speed internet is viewed as a critical commodity just like water, electricity and gas. Since September 2019 there has been huge...
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Broadband 4 our Community

Broadband 4 our Community

The longest journey starts with a single step. After many, many subsequent steps we are delighted to bring some good (great) news to the...
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Full Speed Ahead

Full Speed Ahead

Full speed ahead. Members of the Better Broadband for Piltown commitee planning the route as they prepare to call to each resident in the community to discuss the network plan house by house.
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Planning our Community Fibre Route

Planning our Community Fibre Route

Overhead or underground, the fibre must be laid in a complete loop in the most cost-effective and safest manner. Whether running by back garden walls or into neighbouring fields, under eaves or from gable to gable, whichever is the most cost-effective and secure
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Expression of Interest Accepted

Expression of Interest Accepted

The BBFP campaign seems to be going from strength-to-strength with the community’s famed ‘people-power’. The door-to-door Expression of Interest survey, which was carried out in October, was accepted by KLP as sufficient to proceed to the next stage of the feasibility study.
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Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest

Following the informative public meeting in the Community Centre on September 23rd, door-to-door canvassing to gather names for an Expression of Interest for community-owned fibre optic broadband is underway across.
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Public Meeting Connected With Local Audience

Public Meeting Connected With Local Audience

The Better Broadband for Piltown public meeting on September 13th hosted in Piltown Community Centre by a group of local volunteers raised positive interest. An audience made up of a varied cross-section of the community all contributed to the night’s enlightenment by engaging with the group, which included network expert John Graves about the genuine possibility and challenges that lay ahead on such a project.
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Kilkenny Leader Roadshow

Kilkenny Leader Roadshow

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership has teamed up with fibre-connection expert John Graves to adivse and support communities in their planning for community-based broadband networks.
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Blue Town

Blue Town

Under the Irish governments National Broadband Development Plan Piltown and Fiddown are classed as a Blue zone. This means that the current speed provided on the existing copper lines (up to 7Mb/s) is deemed adequate broadband and will not be upgraded in the next broadband upgrade.
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