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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The Trailway Broadband The Trailway Broadband (for superfast broadband) project is progressing well, but we need help from Stourpaine residents. It would be a great help if you could access the following website: http://northdorsetbroadband .co.uk/survey/ to register your interest. Higher speed broadband will bring a wealth of benefits to rural communities along the Trailway - not just improved services but also potential for new business and job opportunities.

Forum Focus Articles

April 2012   page 6 : the Broadband Project  is covered; July 2012   page 3 : there is another mention, October 2012   page 4 : and again.
The     new     Culture     Secretary, Maria      Miller ,      has      jumped straight    in    to    her    new    role    by unveiling    plans    to    cut    the    red tape   around   the   deployment   of new   street   side   cabinets   used   to deliver superfast broadband. Daily Telegraph: Planning changes aim to boost broadband roll- out
10 September 2012 28 September 2012 - The Daily Telegraph suggests fast broadband adds 15,000 to a 300,000 home. 28 September 2012 - The Daily Telegraph suggests fast broadband adds 15,000 to a 300,000 home.
Our local contact for all aspects around the project is Leo Hughes . For    further    information,    contact    the    DT11    Forum     on    T:    01258    489    998     or E: office@dt11forum.org.uk

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