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Broadband Update

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

The future is FTTP. Pure fibre optic cables connect you straight to the exchange for faster and more reliable broadband.

FTTP is reliable

Stable and always there: Fibre to the Premises is tough, and gets the job done whatever the distance. So you always stay connected.

FTTP lets you do more

Everyone online at once: Even if everyone at home or work is online on different devices, with fibre your broadband won’t slow down.

Area so far covered

DN17 4JU Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) The Old Moorings
DN17 4PA Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) The High Street
DN17 4PE Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Boltgate
DN17 4PF Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Boltgate
DN17 4PG Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Yorkshireside
DN17 4PH In Progress Crowle Road
DN17 4PJ In Progress Cherry Tree Villas
DN17 4PL In Progress Crowle Road
DN17 4PN Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Harrisons Yard
DN17 4PP Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Luddington Road
DN17 4PQ In Progress Sampson Street
DN17 4PR Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Washinghall Lane
DN17 4PS Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Donville Road
DN17 4PT Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Strickland Road,
DN17 4PU Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Pademoor Terrace
DN17 4PX Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Washinghall Lane
DN17 4PY Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Washinghall Lane The Stables Area
DN17 4PZ Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Pademoor Crossroads
DN17 4QD In Progress St Bartholomews Square

Work in progress

Crowle Road and Sampson Street needs more groundwork to be able to complete threading the fibre within the underground conduits and additional poles erecting.

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)

The rest of Eastoft village has FTTC a technology that supports speeds up to 80Mbps
with future possibility of British Telecom rolling out for speeds of up to 330Mbps.

What can I do next ?

Go to Openreach website and check out if it’s available for your address.
If it is just follow the instructions on how to proceed.
It may give you the option to receive notification when it is available.
Don’t despair if it says that nothing is happening for this area as it isn’t so.
Keep checking weekly.

Interactive Map of Eastoft


Any Questions ?

Have a look at the Openreach site which is a good source of information.

If you want to discuss any of the above then it’s time to  talk to Tony who has been driving this project forward.


Check Your Email

Hi All,

Please check your emails for a confirmation email that is required for us to get the money from the government to proceed with the FTTP supply.

Make sure you use the correct setting for your signup.

If you are registered company then use company, sole trader use sole trader and residential use residential.

Please fill in any information that is requested and make sure that when you have clicked submit it comes back with a conformation.

Of course the sooner you do this the quicker we will know where we are.

Spread the word to all those you know have signed up please as some may not check their email regularly.

Kind Regards
Tony (EBE Secretary)

Forward at Last

So it appears that we can move forward at last!!!! We have finally managed to get a small grant off SSE North Lincolnshire Sustainable Development Fund to get us within sight of the finishing post. We are of course grateful to them for helping in this way.

However it now depends on all those that have signed up to say that they will have the new broadband to respond to any inquiries made by Openreach (both businesses and residents) so that the vouchers can be claimed to fund the majority of the costs.

Now, you may have been considering joining in on this and think ‘Now I don’t need to’ but that is NOT the case. Please still consider signing up especially if you will have the ultra fast broadband when it is available as this will make sure we have enough voucher funds (we only just have enough at present). EVERY one helps.

We need to start the process soon so if you want to sign up then contact me as we will need to send in the voucher list very soon.

Many many thanks for all the businesses and residents who have signed up already we are very grateful to you and you can stand proud for doing your bit for the village (we understand very clearly that not everyone can do this and that some will not ever need it) but a few more will make us more secure in being able to get going without worry.

Please please please consider signing. If you need more info or just want to sign up (which you can do over the phone if you want) then message/email me and I will contact you or give me a ring on 07710502125.

Thanks for reading

Tony Woodhouse

Remedy This Situation

We are so close to the remedy of this situation but we still need the help of the village people to get to a point of where we can get moving on the installation of broadband in the village that does not have access to faster broadband (to say nothing of reliability which as you know is poor). I have to report that once again the SSE grant of funds to help us reach our target has been denied. This, as you may remember, is decided by a panel of local parish councillors from the North Isle of Axholme. We asked for a relatively small amount of money (less than £15,000 out of a £175,000 fund) to enable us to sign a contract. The reasons supplied, once again, don’t make sense. I will not share them online but anyone who is interested can contact me for more information.

Interactive Map

Click on the above map to take a closer look.
Do you want to help?
Don’t just think of it as really expensive (as already pointed out it will, in reality, cost you a around £200 in the FIRST 12-18 months only ( depending on your contract cost at present). And that will be spread over those same 12-18 months. Think of more as adding value to your property and helping the village to have a decent broadband service in place of what it has now (for those who do not have access to superfast already). Please carefully consider if you can help. If you know neighbours or friends that may be interested who are not on facebook or the Ineastoft site, then print the map off and this page and give it to them. If you know a local business that has not signed up or is unaware of what they can contribute let them and me know and I can talk them through the details. It really is up to us if you want reliable fast broadband because if we don’t get there then you can sit back and hope that something will be done in the next 10-20 years for our wonderful little village.
Please could you give this some consideration and don’t hesitate to contact us on 07710502125 or if you want to discuss the above.

Eastoft Broadband Extension

Eastoft Broadband Extension Update as of 29/7/2018

We now have the final figure from Openreach

Unfortunately, due to making sure that everyone on the western side of the village can be served, the price has gone up (back to where we were in the first place when only 121 premises were to be served; now the number is 149 premises). Due to this we are a few thousand short of the final figure that would enable us to sign the contract. We are very grateful for all of you who have signed up for the voucher scheme but really need for some more to come forward.

I am aware that the cost of moving to fibre would seem excessive to some and this has put some of and understandingly there are some who really would not benefit due to low usage.

However, I would like to encourage those whose reticence is due to perceived cost to look at your total bill for your broadband service (some of you may even still be paying for an extra line unnecessarily) and then compare that to the expected cost of the first year for fibre service through the voucher system.

For instance (in round figures) the cost to me at present for the very slow unreliable system per month is £43 (including vat and line rental) and to get the full fibre service from BT at present prices (I have been quoted direct from BT online chat) would be £54.95 including vat and line rental. So;

Please could you give this some consideration and don’t hesitate to contact us on 07710502125 or if you want to discuss the above.

And please remember this is for the minimum contract only even which if 18 months is still just over £200 for the year and then you may well choose to downgrade your speed to a cheaper plane. Please also note that I cannot guarantee these prices as they are obtained at this date.

Register for fibre

Time to register your interest

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain

What is a gigabit connection?

gigabit connection  is the customer friendly name fiber to the premises (FTTP) 

The UK now has 95% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. However, most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires, which are limited in the speeds they can support. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering gigabit speeds, a full fibre connection is required.

One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business into the future. Full fibre also supports symmetrical connections – meaning your upload and download speeds can be the same.

We have been informed by Openreach that we can apply for these vouchers which enable the fund to receive up to £500 per premises for none business people if they will sign up to take the service and have a speed of more than 100mbps download (Actually 160mbps download).

For further information and to register your details if you wish to sign up please contact the committee via me
or speak to any committee member.

Good, very good news.

We have received a donation of £1000 towards the supply of FTTP to our part of the village via the CFP. This donation has come from a person who wishes to remain anonymous but has given permission to reveal that they live in the part of the village already served by FTTC. WE have thanked them profusely on behalf of the committee and the residents of Eastoft.

There may well be further news on this at a later date; keep on looking.

EBE Committee.


MEETING held at Eastoft Village hall 6th March

Many thanks to all those who turned out for an extremely interactive & encouraging meeting last night at the village hall.

Also a big thanks to Cllr Reed for attending & her responses to the many questions posed.

It was disappointing that no member of the Parish Council attended other than Sandra Taylor who is on the EBE committee. With such an important topic one might have thought there would have been an interest shown from one or two who sit on the Parish council, alas this was not to be the case. This will be brought to the attention of the Parish Council, as an agenda point on Monday 12th March meeting.

The meeting was held on behalf of the village to ascertain what the residents views were on the Superfast Broadband options, & what actions the committee could take forward on their behalf.

After many questions wereanswered, mostly around funding, those attending seemed very clear in their conclusions that they would prefer FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) rather than the FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) option, which would leave in excess of 18 residents without some or any improvement in their broadband speed & reliability.

The vote was quite unanimous, with 18 out of 20 attending voting for FTTP. We also know of other residents who have shown interest who could not come for personal reasons.

However, this then begs the question of how to raise the funds for such a project, with a figure in excess of £50,000 needing to be raised.

Cllr Reed expressed the avenues she had already explored, though to date without any positive outcomes. However it was suggested from the floor that we should be able to go back to SSE, & ask the panel who preside over the projects, to consider the bid again, & that we should be able to ask for £30k. Though previously we have been told, this would only be for FTTC. A suitable case is to be presented at the next round of meetings in late April. There is also an additional SSE fund for North Lincs of £170k per annum, which has not supported the Isle much over the past few years, so that is another possible source. There was talk about turning the Hall into an Internet Café, where there may be an option to apply to Awards for All. Also another couple of wind farms adjacent to the area can be contacted.

One of the funding options is to support Lincs Lotto, for every £1 spent, 50p would be donated to the cause. ( Of course there is also the chance of winning a nice monetary prize each week. As we have already registered for Lincslotto just go to their web site & search for Eastoft Broadband. Plus if any residents have any fund raising ideas please let us know, as the more active we are, the more favourable the project will be received.

Those attending last night completed a short questionnaire, asking about their current broadband experience & speed. This questionnaire will be placed online & anyone wishing to add their information will be appreciated. If you let us know your e mail address too we will add you to the directory for future communications.

COMMITTEE Vacancies – we have a committee of 4 persons currently, with one having to stand down owing to personal reasons. This gives us 2 posts vacant for anyone who wishes to offer their time & energy to the project. The committee meet generally on a monthly basis or as & when required. Also meeting with Cllrs & North Lincs from time to time, so it isn’t a great commitment of time, but it would be beneficial to have a full committee to share the tasks that lay ahead.

A final thank you again to all those who voiced their opinions last night, of which there were many, & so encouraging & positive were the outcomes.

EBE Committee