Keinton Mandeville – Full Fibre (FTTP) Broadband – Funding Approved

Following the communications earlier in the year we’re delighted to announce that Government funding has been approved for the delivery of Full Fibre (Fibre to the Premise/FTTP) broadband to a large area of Keinton Mandeville and surrounding areas of West Lydford. The funding allocation of £1,500 per residential and £3,500 per business premise has been confirmed.

We now need your help to make this happen!

We have now started the process of pledging voucher registrations. Provided that we can secure around 200 voucher registrations the entire FTTP broadband delivery will be fully funded through the Government backed Gigabit Voucher Scheme, meaning no upfront costs for the local community.

Please visit and enter your postcode.

Complete the application form, providing your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

If you operate a business from home as a limited company, partnership, sole trader or other legal entity please select the appropriate option. This will enable you to pledge a full £3,500, as opposed to the standard £1,500 residential allowance. The business does not have to be registered to the home address, provided you that can evidence that you operate from home e.g. bank statements, utility bills.

There will be no up-front cost or commitment. The only commitment you make is to agree to upgrade to a FTTP broadband package from your chosen Internet Service Provider (e.g. BT, Sky, Plusnet etc.), which provides at least double your existing speed if your current speed is less than 50Mbps (e.g. upgrade to at least 60Mbps if your current speed if 30Mbps), or at least 100Mbps if your current speed is more than 50Mbps (e.g. upgrade to 150Mbps if your current speed is 60Mbps).

As an example, below are typical BT FTTP service costs for residential use:

74Mbps £29.99 per month
150Mbps £34.99 per month
500Mbps £44.99 per month
900Mbps £54.99 per month

The ongoing costs of Fibre to the Premises broadband are typically the same as what you pay today for Fibre to the Cabinet or ADSL broadband, for the equivalent package and bandwidth. However, you can now access speeds at anywhere up to 1 Gigabit per second through Fibre to the Premises, and benefit from a guaranteed performance always-on connection which is not subject to degraded copper and network congestion.

To remind you about the benefits of FTTP broadband and why it is essential for our village please visit the website

At the time of writing (17/11/21) the current level of pledges is at 47% of the required amount which consists of 66 residential addresses and 10 businesses. We have until 30th January 2022 to secure the funding and if we don’t reach 100% funding we could be left with a significant shortfall, which would have to be funded from the local community. Please act now and enable us to deliver these vital improvements to our infrastructure in Keinton Mandeville.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Culley on 07977 516511.

Notice Date: 21/11/2021