Residents interested in helping their communities to get faster broadband speeds sooner may wish to look into community funding a solution via Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) programme.
Any community interested in helping themselves secure fibre broadband can register with CFP to see what the possible solutions and costs are. (Although the offer does have an element of additional funding available for schools, it is not dependent on there being a school.)
Registering for a Community Fibre Partnership does not represent any commitment from the community at this stage, however, it enables you and us to find out more about potential solutions and costs to deliver fibre broadband to your area.
If the Community Fibre Partnership team can give cost estimates for a solution, there may be opportunities for match funding from the Government’s Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme. If delivery and funding of a solution is then agreed, Connecting Cambridgeshire will work together with residents to manage the delivery to reduce the time demands on their community.
If your community is interested in exploring this option and has registered with the Community Fibre Programme, please contact the Connecting Cambridgeshire team here.