Illuminated diaspora of a fibre optical cable termination

The Superfast Fibre

Broadband Project

The former railway line through North Dorset could become a fast-track route to superfast broadband for thousands of people living in the area. The Community Partnership Executive for North Dorset (CPEND) has received a positive response to its expression of interest for grant funding from the new DEFRA Rural Communities Broadband Fund for its Trailway Broadband project. The team now needs to establish support and potential subscriber demand, and is asking parish councils and individual residents and businesses for their support. Plans to bring fibre Broadband to rural Dorset involve using the route of North Dorset Trailway from Blandford to Sturminster Newton - an eight-mile stretch linking the villages of Durweston, Stourpaine, Shillingstone, Child Okeford and Okeford Fitzpaine, and serving a population of around 2,200 and 100 businesses. There is also potential to include Manston, Hammoon and Fiddleford. Fund managers have now invited a full application for the project which could also receive private investor backing. The aim of the project is to run a main fibre optic cable up the Trailway with spurs off to terminals in each of the villages from which cables would then be run to each of the premises and businesses, providing future proof superfast broadband to them for the next 20 years or more. The team, spearheaded by the DT11 Forum Community Partnership and its former chairman Steve Adamson, has already had some support from  landowners prepared to grant wayleaves over their land for the cable, which will be buried in a narrow trench and be completely hidden from view.
The North Dorset Trailway with Stourpaine highlighted Trailway

Stourpaine is our village in the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, England, on the River Stour

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BT : finally in April 2017 Wessex Internet: an alternative using line of sight wireless

Superfast Fibre

Broadband Project

Superfast Fibre

Broadband Project

 

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