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Lottery FundedHigh Speed Broadband - Doing it for ourselves - Newton Stewart

When: Wednesday 1st May 2013
Where: Creebridge House Hotel, Newton Stewart

Community Broadband Scotland web site:

“Commercial providers will not provide next generation broadband services to everyone.  At a UK level it is estimated that the major telecommunication companies will provide a service to about 60% of the population.  Public subsidy is therefore required to extend the reach of these services into areas of broadband market failure; often referred to as ‘the final third’.

In Scotland broadband deployment is particularly challenging.  The two mainstream rollout programmes should get superfast broadband to about 85-90% of homes and businesses. Communities in the 10-15% ‘harder to reach’ areas are being encouraged to close this gap by developing their own broadband projects.

This is a free event aimed at rural businesses and communities.

  Programme  
10.00 Arrival and registration with refreshments  
10.30 Welcome address John Thomson
SUP Convenor
10.40 Demand stimulation at the local level
A report from the South Scotland Community Broadband Initiative
Mairi Henderson
Scottish Enterprise
11.10 Community Broadband Scotland
An update on community broadband activity in South Scotland
Alastar Nicolson
Community Broadband Scotland
11.40 Q&A session. Comfort break  
12.00 B4RN - a community-owned gigabit Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network in the scarcely populated, deeply rural uplands of Lancashire in the north west of England utilising the skills, time, energy and ingenuity of the local residents and businesses Barry Forde
B4RN / Lancaster University
12.20 13.30 Q&A session
Lunch / networking Bute White Space – the use of unused fragments of the TV broadcasting spectrum to provide high speed broad band in rural ‘Not Spots’
David Crawford
13.50 Corporate forms for successful collaborative working including thoughts and guidance on finance options Cara Gillespie
Dumfries & Galloway Social Enterprise Network
14.20 Panel session  
15.00 Final questions and comments  

 


 

Lottery FundedHigh Speed Broadband - Doing it for ourselves - Kelso

When: Wednesday 8th May 2013
Where: Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso

Community Broadband Scotland web site:

“Commercial providers will not provide next generation broadband services to everyone.  At a UK level it is estimated that the major telecommunication companies will provide a service to about 60% of the population.  Public subsidy is therefore required to extend the reach of these services into areas of broadband market failure; often referred to as ‘the final third’.

In Scotland broadband deployment is particularly challenging.  The two mainstream rollout programmes should get superfast broadband to about 85-90% of homes and businesses. Communities in the 10-15% ‘harder to reach’ areas are being encouraged to close this gap by developing their own broadband projects.

This is a free event aimed at rural businesses and communities.

 

  Programme
 
10.00 Arrival and registration with refreshments  
10.30 Welcome address John Thomson
SUP Convenor
10.40 Demand stimulation at the local level
A report from the South Scotland Community Broadband Initiative
Mairi Henderson
Scottish Enterprise
11.10 Community Broadband Scotland
An update on community broadband activity in South Scotland
Alastar Nicolson
Community Broadband Scotland
11.40 Q&A session. Comfort break  
12.00 Community engagement
How to go about establishing a partnership that will get it delivered
Margaret Simpson MBE
Director
Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber
12.50 Q&A session  
13.00 Lunch / networking  
13.45 Providing broadband to remote sites – the Selkirk Experience Allan Williams The Networking Company
14.00 Panel session  
15.00 Final questions and comments  



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