When we ran the Parish Survey in June 2014, over 40% of those who replied expressed an interest in faster broadband. Since then, the Parish Council has been busy trying to make this a reality. BT has stated that it will not begin survey work for fast broadband in Crudwell before early 2015, and – even if the service is implemented – it’s likely to take 12-18 months from that point before orders can be placed.
The Council approached a local supplier, Cotswold Wireless (CW), which offers a wireless broadband service. It puts a small receiver on your premises, and has a larger transmitter on a high building nearby. CW has successfully implemented in Hankerton and Oaksey. It has now carried out a feasibility survey, and has is confident that it can provide a service in Crudwell village too. CW clearly needs to have some degree of commitment from potential customers before investing in the equipment.
If you’re interested in speeding up your broadband connection, please take a look at the CW web site:
You will see there are four levels of service, and you choose which one you want. Prices vary depending on the amount of data you consume.
Provided enough people sign up, service could begin within a week or so.
The Small Print:
- This is not a final commitment, and CW will check that you can receive service first before confirming with you that you wish to go ahead. However, CW bases its investment decisions on the numbers pre-ordering, so please only do so if you genuinely plan to take advantage of the service (subject to availability). See the “What you need to know” section on the order form for more details. If you need more information about the service, please contact CW direct (details on the web site)
- Although the Parish Council has helped to facilitate the service, this is a contract between you and Cotswold Wireless. Crudwell Parish Council is not specifically endorsing the service; we’re only trying enable a better service to the community, based on the feedback from the Parish Survey.