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Broadband Update

Broadband for the rest of the village and how it is progressing.

I have been invited to a meeting with the two North Lincs councillors and others on the 13th September in Scunthorpe to try and get the ball rolling properly with regard to funding.

I am not sure yet what Openreach are proposing but I expect to find out at the above date. I am happy to take any comments desires to the meeting if I get any chance to actually propose anything.

My personal opinion is that we should push for FTTdp/node that will then negate any problems that DO exist on the copper/aluminium cable that is in the ground and also for those who are a long way out.

Openreach could easily treat us as a pilot for the technology which has been around for quite a while now.

If there is any interest I can give you an overview of the technology in laymans terms so you can understand what you would get. The major change would be that you could get rid of your landline and port your number over VoIP and run that down the same fast fibre connection.

This would also avoid having to dig up gardens etc and the final leg of the service would be over the existing overhead which would not affect the actual speed of the service to any extent.

Some of the extra small cost of the fibre service would be recouped by not having to pay as much a £18.95 a quarter for your landline.

That’s just a quick overview.

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JOOI I am the big guy who moved in about 2 years ago who is married to Fiona who walks the dog.

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Superfast Broadband Drop-In

Re: Superfast Broadband Drop-In

As you may be aware, I, alongside your two local Councillors, have been working on a project with BT which we hope will deliver superfast broadband to the rest of Eastoft.

The Government-funded roll-out of broadband upgraded the green BT cabinet that serves the village to superfast broadband, which has resulted in many now having access. Sadly, much of the village does not benefit from this upgrade as those premises are directly connected to the exchange and do not receive their connection via the green cabinet in the village.

We are now looking at an alternative scheme that could deliver superfast broadband to remaining homes. Sadly, due to EU rules covering the Government-funded roll-out, this funding cannot be used for this. That is why we are working together to establish a ‘community fibre partnership’ with BT to upgrade those premises.

To do this we need the support of local residents who are presently unable to access superfast broadband. We are not asking for any financial commitment, we just need as many of those residents as possible to register an interest.


If you live in one of the properties in Eastoft that still cannot access superfast broadband and would like to support this initiative, please pop along to the information session being held on Thursday May 11th in the Village Hall between 4.30pm and 7pm. You will be able to find out more and register your support.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Percy MP

Working Hard for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme
Constituency Office: 01405 767 969 Westminster Office: 020 7219 7208 Email: Website:

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