New Facebook group – B4RL
B4RL – Broadband for Rural Lincolnshire
Hi all. I’ve learned from the example of B4RDS (fast broadband for Rural Devon and Somerset –https://www.facebook.com/groups/fast.rural.broadband/) ) and decided it would be a good thing to have B4RL as a focal point for people to discuss issues they may have with getting superfast broadband to their homes and businesses.
I have initially invited people to the group who I know to be involved with rural broadband issues elsewhere. They have their own issues to sort so I’m not expecting them to become active members. We need to find our own voice in Lincolnshire.
However they are there on the off chance that people living in Lincolnshire may well be able to benefit from the experience of others elsewhere in the the country.
The BT/BDUK rollout of superfast broadband is progressing but it isn’t going to cover everyone.
There is also a cohort of individuals who think that superfast or fibre broadband (as it has been dubbed by marketeers) isn’t the right solution. Fibre broadband is not fibre all the way to your home but to the green cabinet down the street. Should we be going straight for Fibre to the Premises as in the case of B4RN in Lancashire (see http://b4rn.org.uk/) .
FTTP doesn’t necessarily cost out for big businesses like BT so what’s the alternative?
This group is going to be the place for people interested in high speed broadband in Lincolnshire to air their views and is open to anyone to join.
The group url is here. Feel free to sign up. The more the merrier.
PS this is not a knock the incumbent group – we want constructive useful dialogue.