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Broadband presentation 7 december 2010


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  • 1.
    • Broadband Project
  • 2.  
  • 3. The future % of areas (SOA) classified at ‘red’ risk of not receiving next generation Broadband when 90% of the UK population has it. 28% Total 35% South Norfolk 47% North Norfolk 31% King's Lynn and West Norfolk 2% Great Yarmouth 12% Broadland 42% Breckland
  • 4. It’s a priority for everyone!
    • “ Rolling out superfast broadband is probably the single most important thing we can do to ensure the sustainability of our rural communities in the 21st Century and end the digital divide”
    • Caroline Spelman , Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • 5. It’s a priority for everyone!
    • Vibrant Rural Communities EERF- Embracing the Digital Age
    • New DEFRA priority area
    • Rural Coalition recommendation
    • Highly likely to be new LEP priority
    • But…
      • Not a commercial priority
      • Infrastructure expensive
  • 6. The benefit Economy A 2009 World Bank report studied the impact of broadband in 120 countries with the following results: ICT as the rural service panacea? Not a complete solution but could ease a lot of issues  0.3-0.6% additional establishments in IT intensive sectors Industry mix  6% higher in areas where broadband available Housing rents  Broadband added 0.5-1.2% growth rate (1998-2002) Number of firms  Broadband added 1-1.4% to growth rate (1998-2002) Employment  Added growth to GDP of between 0.5% and 1.38% Macro economic growth   Results Economic Indicator
  • 7. Number of initiatives
    • BT race for infinity- a numbers game
    • Government announcement yesterday
    • Norfolk County Council Schools Project
    • Shaping Norfolk’s Future Campaign
  • 8. Songbird Broadband Project
    • At stage 2 of an application to EEDA
    • Submission of business plan by January
    • Broadband solutions into areas unlikely to receive mainstream roll-out
    • Centre on Cawston
    • Tight deadline for both stage 1 and 2 have made wider consultation more difficult
    • Not guaranteed success
  • 9. Partnership Approach
    • Partners Involved
      • Norfolk RCC, community engagement and bid lead
      • Anglia Framers, links with farmers for masts and back office (billing)
      • Intouch Systems, technical install and support
      • The communities themselves
  • 10. ‘ Potential’ Target area, will be performing a technical survey
  • 11. What will it look like
    • Technical feasibility stage but
      • Wireless product
        • Line of site but repeater systems can be used
        • Exterior receiver
        • Not a cloud solution
      • Looking to provide a guaranteed speed capable of fulfilling modern web functions
        • Not average
        • Not up to
        • Not a shared bandwidth
  • 12. What will it look like
    • Range of products to cover domestic and business needs
    • A commercial sustainable product but a competitive price
      • Balance quality, price and service
    • Working with the Norfolk County Council schools project, Shaping Norfolk’s Future and EEDA EREBUS.
  • 13. Timescale
    • Coverage test Nov/Dec
    • Bid submitted Jan
    • March start work
    • Possible delivery June 2011
  • 14. What you can do
    • Need to log interest
      • Demonstrate need
      • Demonstrate sustainability
    • /broadband
    • Still just behind Suffolk!