News archive: Fibre 2 Abbeystead
April 21st, 2013
Author: Chris Conder
Tags: Abbeystead blowing BT connection ftth
Posted In: Archive News
Well they said it couldn’t be done unless it cost thousands of pounds per property, but the community have done IT. Thanks to the generosity of the shareholders and the hard work of the farmers the ducting is laid all the way to Abbeystead and now the fibre is being blown in by the volunteers. The join from Quernmore to Abbeystead was done a couple of weeks ago, and then the snow came so there was a slight delay, but now its all systems go again and the fibre has passed the landmark Jubilee Tower and is well on its way. More blows scheduled for next Wednesday to get to the heart of the village, where all the people are digging the duct into their homes and businesses. There are lots of videos on our YouTube site and Facebook pages, but here is the latest from this week:
Well done to all concerned, and grateful thanks to the shareholders who had faith that it could be done. The second share issue is now available if you want to invest and help us get even more people online in your community. Please click here to read all about it and consult your financial adviser. These shares are eligible for 30% tax refund through the EIS scheme so we think they are a great investment both of your money and in your community. With the added bonus of hyperfast broadband for you and your family. Buying shares is always a risk, but the rewards are already starting to be evident in this rural upland area where traditional telcos fear to tread.