Community Broadband Meeting with Q&A
Home and business owners from across the East Neuk are invited to register for an Open Meeting with Q&A where plans for a gigabit-capable community network are to be presented.
The event is being held at Anstruther Lower Town Hall on Monday 29th November and will enable people to choose a time that best suits – selecting any one of four hour long sessions (between 2pm – 6pm) with time allowed for Q&A.
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The EastNeukNow Network
Our product is different from every other broadband provider. That is a bold statement, but it is true.
We are a collaboration of businesses who have been working for more than three years to research and develop our unique model … a gigabit-capable broadband network – delivered wirelessly – that will not only offer customers superfast, ultrafast, hyperfast and gigabit speeds of connectivity, but will also reinvest in the local community.
We’ve received support from elected councillors, MSPs, MPs, business and tourism associations, community councils and groups. We tried to persuade the local authority to work with us in partnership, but that reached a dead end, so we are acting now – with a number of partners and stakeholders – to deliver what we know is needed.
Earlier this month, we presented our update to the East Neuk Community Forum. This Q&A Open Meeting is the result.
If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it is that we all rely on digital connectivity. It is an essential service, yet many remain excluded. It is not right that much of our area relies on connectivity speeds that are – at best – a third of the UK average.
We have a preferred internet service provider and are able to share the package information that, subject to the demand, will be delivered.
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If the demand exists, we will start to build our network in Q1 of 2022 – delivering 30Mbps as our most basic offering and enabling people to pay for the speeds they really need. Alongside our network, from the late Spring of 2022, we plan to deliver managed, integrated digital communication and services that will support multiple audiences across the East Neuk – businesses, community groups, culture & tourism, education & training, environmental projects as well as wellbeing support. Through our managed channels we will share relevant and engaging content with our growing audience of residents and visitors.
The scale of that support will be determined by the numbers signing up to the service: the more who sign-up, the more we will be able to deliver.
EastNeukNow is your community’s network.
Thanks for reading.