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Urgent – Broadband Update

The following email has been received from the council – it currently mentions two providers but a third is also interested. This is Telecom Networks and their presentation is available to look at

We are also aware a number of us have been unable to access the website to confirm who we would like as our provider – please ensure you contact Ceri on CeJenkins@carmarthenshire.gov.uk to let the council know – also please make a comment here on the post to let us know.

Also don’t forget that if you didn’t get a chance to register in the first place that does not mean that you are excluded from the scheme, you will still be able to register however you won’t be able to pick the supplier.

 

Following on from the Broadband Upgrade Fund campaign, you may be aware that suppliers have expressed an interest in your area. To see which suppliers are interested in your area you will need to log in to the portal – Log in | Broadband Upgrade Fund (campaign.gov.uk)

You will need to follow the steps after logging in, the choice at the moment is an individual one based on what each provider has put forward as their offer. At this stage there are still no contractual obligations by either party to proceed.

  1. Broadway Partners have expressed an interest in your area, they have asked that you receive this presentation on their behalf. Please see attached. 

For more information please contact – info@broadwaypartners.co.uk

  1. Beacons Telecom have also expressed an interest in your area and are offering online meetings for a chance to discuss further. Please see below –

Beacons Telecom would like to invite you to a presentation on their proposal to install a Fibre to the Premise network throughout Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion

Agenda

1. Beacons Telecom Introduction

2. Areas for installation

3. Beacons Telecom products and services

4. Your choices

5. Broadband Upgrade Fund next steps

Tuesday 5th January 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Link to meeting – https://meet.google.com/qyi-zyac-rjs

Calendar Notice

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Wednesday 6th January 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Link to meeting – https://meet.google.com/tna-gunm-ram

Calendar Notice

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Thursday 7th January 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Link to meeting – https://meet.google.com/afi-xpjj-ruj

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Support to improve broadband connectivity

Does your community have difficulty in accessing high speed broadband? If so, residents and businesses could be entitled to a broadband upgrade.

The government’s Broadband Upgrade Fund campaign launched in Carmarthenshire yesterday to help businesses, employees and countryside communities take advantage of all the benefits associated with faster and more reliable internet connections.

The government is offering rural residents up to £1,500 and small to medium sized businesses up to £3,500 to upgrade to gigabit broadband, which is capable of download speeds of 1 gigabit (1000 megabits) per second and is much faster than the current speeds experienced across Carmarthenshire.

Upgrading to gigabit broadband will mean homes and businesses in Carmarthenshire will have the world-class, future-proof and reliable internet connections they need to keep pace with new advances in technology, and the jobs and growth that comes with it, in the decades to come.

Encouraging communities to come together, residents and businesses can combine their interest to increase the overall fund the community is entitled to. Registration is open until 30 September 2020, and rural residents and business owners in Carmarthenshire are encouraged to check if they are eligible.

Some premises and business across Carmarthenshire will also be able to benefit from the Welsh Government’s top-up voucher scheme, taking the potential funding for individual premises up to £3,000 and up to £7,000 for businesses.

In most cases, the funding provided will pay for the cost of installing the new broadband provided there is enough properties in a group project.

We would appreciate if you could promote this within your communities.

For more details on this, contact cejenkins@carmarthenshire.gov.uk