|BT ADSL - Simplest
technical solution. We do have a chance of getting enough registrations, but
the final result will depend on their enforcement of firm commitments.
Political pressure may move it along faster and there may be a hope connecting
to Billericay if we can talk to someone in authority.
|2.4GHz wireless, Satellite
backhaul (Aramiska)DIY and (Broadbandnow!) Satellite backhaul has
contention, latency, privacy and other network issues - but it can be much
cheaper than leased lines. 2.4GHz wireless does work well but may get
overloaded at range limits (if multiple hops used) and suffer from
interference. See below for more on Broadband Now
|2.4GHz with leased line
backhaul. Ideal backhaul with no contention but expensive (c. £12,000
pa/2mb). 2.4G issues as above. Options are to DIY or get a company interested.
DIY requires a motivated team... ;-)
|Dantech point-point wireless
backhaul with 2.4GHz local distribution. Good quality backhaul but it may be
pushing their range until they install more repeaters. If we are in range the
512k business service is £99/mo, this can be shared between a few users
to reduce costs.
|Galleywood DIY scheme.
Galleywood has kept the campaign running very effectively and has a number
of options for backhaul (satellite is only one). If Galleywood get a feed, we
may be able to piggyback via a repeater at the Ship/motel site.
|Mini DSLAM - nothing
seems to have developed here (ADSL on a shoestring for a few users). It relies
on one ISP putting a box in our exchange and using the unbundling route to
bypass BT. Limited number of subscribers, but good service.
|5.8GHz - This has just
been released for use and may bring some more options soon. See this:
|What ever route, the more
BT registrations, the better, so if you haven't, please do!.
|Broadbandnow have a working system for a large
proportion of the village
The Broadbandnow! system distributes broadband
to users by means of low power wireless equipment. BroadbandNow! will use a
small dish to connect our local network to the internet. This dish is about the
size of an early Sky dish and can be located out of sight, possibly at ground
level. The main aerial used to distribute the local signal, is a small diameter
simple discreet pole, about 1m long. On your house you will have a small
aerial. It can be on the roof or inside a window facing the transmitter.
|For those close to the centre of the village, a
separate aerial may not be needed. We questioned them about health and safety
and the worries about having more radio signals blasting around the place but
it turns out that it sends out considerably LESS than your mobile phone. We are
asking some more technical questions and will present the answers here, when
|If you are interested please go to the web site below and let