Latest News - 22nd Oct 2021
We are now over 95% of the way to our target number of signups so we can bring Full Fibre to Froyle! Thank you to those who have committed their Government-provided broadband vouchers to our community scheme.
But we need your help to get over the finishing line - please talk to your friends and neighbours in the village, we need a few more households to join to get there! You can join here.
Up to 1000 Mbps gigabit broadband, 30x or more speed than currently.
Futuristic full fibre connections are not affected by rain, wind or radio interference.
SMOOTHER VIDEO CALLS
Improved performance for home schooling, working from home and catching up with family and friends.
BETTER VIDEO STREAMING
Streaming services like BBC iPlayer and Netflix play more smoothly, in higher resolution, and with higher quality audio.
GREAT FOR FAMILIES
Multiple devices and peak time usage becomes effortless.
GREAT FOR BUSINESSES
Work and communicate across the globe at the speed of light.
Bringing faster, more reliable broadband to Lower Froyle
Many of us have slow and unreliable internet connections delivered via copper wire phone lines - DSL broadband.
Full Fibre, also known as Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), delivers gigabit broadband into your home or business, with guaranteed faster speeds, no slowdowns at peak times, and no loss of speed with distance from the cabinet. Broadband reliability and stability are also improved. The fibre optic cable follows existing poles and ducts, only very occasionally is there a need to dig.
Full fibre broadband means faster downloads, higher resolution video streaming and gaming, family or business use of multiple devices without slowdown, fast and efficient online backups and file sharing, and high quality voice and video calls (e.g. Teams, Skype and Zoom).
It also prepares households for the analogue telephone network being switched off in 2025, when digital phone lines will become standard.
In most cases, full fibre costs will be only marginally more than people are currently paying for their landline and broadband. Connection within the home is straightforward, with more details in our FAQ.
How can we make this happen?
To bring full fibre to Lower Froyle, enough households and businesses need to commit to taking up a full fibre broadband service, available from a range of providers including BT, Sky and TalkTalk. These services include upgrade options from existing providers.
We need this to be a community effort - if enough of us commit to using a full fibre service, the cost of installing the new infrastructure across Lower Froyle will be covered in full by Government Community Fibre Partnership vouchers: £1,500 for each household, or £3,500 for each small business (including self-employed, sole traders and anyone operating a business from their address). The vouchers are paid for by the Government, and will bring full fibre to Lower Froyle within 12 months of sufficient voucher pledges.
The current plan covers Lower Froyle as this is a separate network to that for Upper Froyle. We hope Upper Froyle will run as a separate project if residents come forward to run this.
Those who do not want the new service can retain their existing broadband service, but there is no guarantee they will be able to upgrade to the full fibre network later on.
This is great, I want to know more or sign up!
We have put together a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page which explains the process in full.
If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help! We also plan to run a Zoom call to explain more if you have questions.
If you're ready to support full fibre for Lower Froyle, you can provide your details on our sign up page.
Let's work together to bring Froyle's connectivity up to the best possible standards!