Description / Explanation

This is the first community-built project, to install 1Gbps upload and download FTTP in Wales. The initial interest shown resulted in around 70 properties that wanted a connection. Work was carried out by local contractors and volunteers from the community. Working with a budget of EUR 300 000 we have achieved massive cost savings because the local community have worked together to roll out ducting, install chambers, splice bullets, blow fibre, carry out fusion and splicing and fit out The Hub. The project will come in on budget, on time, without the local community paying out hundreds of thousands of euros; achieve 1Gbps upload and download internet speeds, when the average in the village was typically 0.5 - 5 Mbps. The project has raised the community spirit and has brought the community together with new friendships forged and a general feeling of excitement and well-being.