Fibrecamp at Next Gen 09

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Kevin Wood's presentation on the challenges of a rural fibre scheme in Cumbria.

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Fibrecamp at Next Gen 09

  1. 1. P RACTICAL NGA E XPERIENCE
  2. 2. E XISTING N ETWORK  Cisco in 2002  802.11  Interference with home wifi  No spares
  3. 3. F IBRE R OUTE
  4. 4. F IBRE O BJECTIVES  From Cybermoor office to two schools  Approx 20 homes/businesses connected en route  Capacity to expand in the future  Demonstrate the benefits of a local solution  Preferentially use local contractors  Reduce total costs  National average £90 - £125 per metre  Target £10 - £20 per metre  Currently achieving ≈ £14
  5. 5. W IMAX S OLUTIONS  Upgrade every connection  Eliminate interference  Better quality of service  Up to 12 Mb/sec  Reduce support costs
  6. 6. F IBRE S OLUTIONS
  7. 7. C ONNECTING TO U SERS
  8. 8. B ACKHAUL 9 m mast Tower at Fire station showing proposed antenna 25 m mast Mt Hooley
  9. 9. C HALLENGES  Paperwork and permissions  Where to find help  Practicalities  People
  10. 10. PAPERWORK & P EOPLE   Paperwork andand permissions Paperwork permissions  Licences for contractors  Where to find help  Permissions to dig the verge & fees to pay  Practicalities from land owners  Permissions  People England  Natural  Finding people in County Hall that know the answer  People  “I really need high speed broadband”  “No you can’t cross my land”
  11. 11. P RACTICALITIES  Where to find help?  CBN  Suppliers  Ask a simple question & get a complicated answer  Results
  12. 12. L ESSONS 1. Get all of the planning issues and permissions sorted before you start 2. Expect the unexpected – planning depts. etc do not expect to deal with ‘amateurs’ and do not necessarily know the answer to your questions 3. Work with the local landowners 4. Be ready with options 5. Persevere

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