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
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.
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.
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.
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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