Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) Update (13/09/21)

Hi Folks,

                I wanted to keep everyone up to date with the latest progress on the local Fibre Broadband initiative, and to thank all those people who have registered an interest so far.

Due to the high level of interest we have now been able to expand the Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) to cover all 66 properties in the Keltybridge area. Openreach has been asked to create a delivery plan which covers the entire area and the next step will be for Openreach to provide a plan for the rollout.

We have also challenged the broadband line speed assessments for many of the properties in the Keltybridge area. The reason for this is that Openreach has categorised many properties as having speeds above 30mpbs which renders them ineligible for the Scottish Government funding for fibre broadband. However, after some initial investigation we believe that only Abbots Wynd falls into this category (and those properties are only just above 30mbps).

As soon as Openreach have provided the updated plan I will provide a further update.

Thanks

Sean Gordon

CFP Lead for Keltybridge and surrounding area

Keltybridge & Blairadam Update – Sept 2021

Hi Folks, it’s been a long time since we provided an update on the Keltybridge Fibre Broadband, but we have been working away in the background and I’m happy to say that we have now established a Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) to implement Fibre broadband in Keltybridge, Blairadam and Middleton Park.

You will possibly have noticed the Openreach vans working in the area and that a couple of our telegraph poles now have “Fibre Overhead” warning signs on them so there has been some progress on connecting us up.

However, the plan for our area is very patchy with only few properties identified on the rollout plan. As a result we have been advised by Openreach and the Scottish Government to establish a CFP to ensure that all the properties are included in the rollout plan.

With this in mind I will shortly be canvasing all the properties in the area to confirm who wants to be added to the Openreach rollout plan as this will help Openreach create a joined up plan for the whole area which ensures properties are not left behind in this upgrade.

I’ll be publishing more information here as I get it, and I’ll soon be setting up a mailing list so everyone who is interested can keep up to date with progress.

Thanks

Sean Gordon

CFP Lead for Keltybridge