It’s probably a good time to take stock and see where we are in our mission to get Colton Parish properly connected to the superfast highway. So here goes:
Colton Hamlet – South – sub SFBB but getting decent speed of about 15 Mb/s download from Spark Bridge cabinet. Houses towards Oxen Park – still poor connectivity – subject of community fibre quote: awaiting Connecting Cumbria decision how much they may or may not fund. (Jan??)
Oxen Park – very poor connectivity – been told this is to be funded early in Connecting Cumbria’s phase 2. Cabinet planned outside Manor pub for Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). (Exactly when is unknown but we’re actively engaged!)
Finsthwaite – connected Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) – and blistering speeds now available.
Nibthwaite – Poor connectivity via Lowick Bridge exchange. Connecting Cumbria- no current plans. Currently collecting details locally so we can take this via other routes.
Rusland and other areas to north of Parish connected via Satterthwaite exchange many getting about 5 Mb/s speeds which isn’t as bad as some areas but still very much below par. Connecting Cumbria have no current plans here. A submission was made via community fibre route for the 60 or so properties but a totally unrealistic price quoted by BT in response. There are a couple of options worth exploring with the community here involving the mobile infrastructure or a local radio network. So still work to do.