Your efforts that have put Tallington at the top of the list of communities with the largest number of registrations on onlincolnshire.org (106) is very commendable. Whilst we appreciate that it is frustrating that this does not translate into an immediate solution, it is nevertheless an important step. Showing to potential suppliers where there is demand for improved broadband will Â be a significant factor in our negotiations with them.
The status of the BDUK project is that we expect to be procuring over the summer of 2012. The contract Â should be awarded towards the end of the year, with the work commencing by early 2013. It will be up to suppliers to propose the best technological solutions - which may be different in different localities and may not necessarily involve fibre. Â
For those areas that dont receive a superfast service from the BDUK project and where there is demand for it, other solutions will need to be found. The Rural Community Broadband fund run by Defra is one potential source of funding, suitable for larger community projects of around 1000 premises, as the application process is very onerous. For an alternative example of a community project, see the case study for Scothern Â http://www.onlincolnshire.org/case-studies?Case=37
and news story http://www.onlincolnshire.org/news/broadband-news/151