Broadband networks we are building

This page contains the latest information about the networks we are building around the country

Below you will find a list of the wireless broadband networks that we are building.  They are listed by county and then by project and are updated twice a month – more if there are significant updates in the intervening period.

Bedfordshire (and Hertfordshire border)

DUX – Dunton (Hinxworth, Edworth and Eyeworth)

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As has been communicated previously, Hinxworth, Edworth and Eyeworth are now live. There are several houses connected to our network using superfast broadband and we are looking to extend our network soon. Please contact our community sales team on 0800 007 3377 if you are interested in being part of this plan. There is no timescale at present unless we hear from you.

Buckinghamshire

IVA – Ivinghoe Aston

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The project to bring broadband services to your location is in site acquisition stage and progressing well.  The nominated radio site (where we install wireless equipment to transmit radio signals to your houses to deliver your broadband service) for this area is a holiday camp , therefore, build access cannot be granted until the end of the Summer holiday season.

As communicated previously, the wireless connection to your area was dependent on a link from an Aylesbury Council building and access to the site was outstanding due to the Peregrine breeding project. However, we are pleased to report that access to the building was granted and the survey was completed on Monday, July 9, to identify the best location for point to point radio link towards your area.

We will contact you in the next few weeks to schedule the build in your area. Please contact gary.nash@voneus.com for further information.

NTW – Bishopstone and Ellesborough

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As communicated previously, our network is live and delivering broadband services in Bishopstone. We continue to look for an additional radio site to complete coverage of the entire area. In addition, we intend to bring broadband to Ellesborough, following the receipt of many requests from the residents. We have engaged with the church authority and will submit a faculty application accordingly. We will update you in two weeks when we will have made further progress.

NTW – Meadle

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As reported previously, the project to bring broadband services to your location is in site acquisition stage and progressing well. We have acquired most of the required radio sites and will soon be contacting you for the build.

As communicated previously, the wireless connection to your area was dependent on a link from an Aylesbury Council building and access to the site was outstanding due to the Peregrine breeding project. However, we are pleased to report that access to the building was granted and the survey was completed on Monday, July 9, to identify the best location for point to point radio link towards your area.

We will contact you in the next two weeks to schedule the build in your area. Please contact gary.nash@voneus.com for further information.

DAD – Dadford

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As has been the situation for some time, and much to everyone’s frustration, Voneus has faced very severe challenges building its network infrastructure in this area.  Despite this, we have completed installation of several radio sites and through protracted negotiations, have committed an additional £20k to bring fibre to the area to connect your houses to the Internet through our wireless network.

Voneus had contracted to Virgin/BT to deliver the fibre to the identified location at Red Ditches, we were then told that a core junction cable is required between Silverstone BT Exchange and Syresham BT Exchange.  Virgin later advised that the core routing could not be completed until the spine cable has been supplied and built on their system.

Later, Virgin further advised that they are unable to provide a spine cable over private or the Forestry Commission land because it would cause complications with permissions and wayleaves.  BT have explored the area and found other routes, but they have quoted a very high cost to deliver this connectivity.

Our site acquisition and design team visited the area on Thursday, 28th June for this purpose.  A new route has been identified to bring fibre to the area, this is achievable subject to the school permission. Meanwhile, we are looking to engage with Silverstone to erect a 20m mast, subject to clear line sight, as alternative to the school. We will update you in the next two weeks with the final solution.

Cheshire

AMC – Ashton, Mouldsworth and Manley

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

This project remains at survey and design stage, but to make it more manageable, we are breaking the build into several phases. Our surveyors are looking to find the best locations to be used as radio sites and we are also securing a location to deliver fibre as backhaul to our network.

After signing off the agreed design, we enter the acquisition stage, fibre delivery, build of the radio sites and installation of your terminals. We are expecting to kick off site acquisition in the next few days. We will keep you posted with progress in the next two weeks.

ETV – Eaton and Tiverton

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tiverton remains at the site acquisition stage. As reported previously, this process has caused us some difficulties resulting in some delay in moving to the build stage. Once the candidate sites have been accessed, we will proceed with the radio equipment installation process and hope to complete the network shortly afterwards.

It is anticipated that, subject to successful negotiations, we will get access to commence the build in August. Once acquisition is completed, we will bring fibre to this site and from there send the signals to minor radio sites and finally to your homes.

We would appreciate your support to host our wireless equipment, to be used as hop point, to help send the radio signals to your neighbours. We will approach those of you whose premises are highlighted as the best location for our network over the next few days. Please contact ray.adams@voneus.com for further information.

An additional survey took place in Eaton on Thursday, 28th June, to finalise the network design in this area. At present, there is no firm timescale for Eaton, the outcome of the survey indicates that there are fibre routes in this location – we continue to complete our network design in the next few weeks.

Please contact our community sales team on 0800 007 3377 if you wish to be part of our future plan.

Devon

TAL – Payhembury

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Payhembury remains at survey and design stage. The outcome of several surveys is being reviewed and should allow us to identify the best radio site options where we can install our radio and network equipment.

We will update you with progress again once the design is confirmed, to see how best we can connect you and whether we need to use the church in this area (this can be a long site acquisition process).

As for the church in Talaton, it has been reported that the church authority wishes to use an agent to discuss and agree the contract and to oversee the process. We will update you once we have further progress update on this.

Gloucestershire

FAR – Fairford

Update published: Monday, July 16, 2018

Following a successful meeting with the diocese, we are pleased to say that we have a full understanding of what is required to bring superfast broadband to the community of Fairford.

Our own design team will be working closely with the church architect to move the project forward as quickly as we can.

We’d like to thank the church and the diocese for all their help and continued support.

UPL – Upleadon

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As reported previously, this project entered the build stage and is progressing well. We are pleased to report that the installation of several radio sites were completed successfully. Further installations are scheduled for the next ten days. We will invite you to book your appointment once radio sites are fully built.

Acquisition of the church in Red Marley has now commenced. The scope of works is with the church authority to review and comment on our proposal.

Fibre backhaul to this network is progressing well. We committed to the additional cost and no risk to the fibre delivery is reported to date. A further update will be provided in the next two weeks.

We understand it has been a long journey for you all, but we are sure that stable broadband connections to your houses will ultimately compensate for these delays.

Greater Manchester area

DMA – Dunham Massey and LBO – Little Bollington

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As reported previously, church consultation notice now finished, we are waiting for final sign off before we can install wireless equipment at the top of the church.

As advised previously our best estimate for a delivery date was July 15, however, we anticipate delays due to planning permission.

Voneus will be attending a meeting with the planning officers to assure them that planning consent is not required for such work. We have the support of the Council who will be present at this meeting, which will take place in the week commencing July 16. We will then update you with a firm date for delivery.

We share much of your frustration for the time this has taken, but this element of the build is controlled by third parties and beyond our control to directly influence the outcome. We have worked hard to build the network, which when completed, will provide you reliable superfast broadband connectivity. Our hope is that this will help compensate for all the delays in this lengthy process.

Please contact ray.adams@voneus.com for further information.

 

 

 

Somerset

Trudoxhill

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

This project has now entered the site acquisition stage – this means that we have identified the best radio sites to cover as many houses as possible.

We should be able to proceed with the build in the next few weeks once all radio sites are acquired successfully. The next update will be available in two weeks. Please contact our community sales team on 0800 007 3377 if you wish to be part of this plan.

Warwickshire

KNE – Bishops Ichington, Knightcote and Northend

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As reported previously, this project has now entered the delivery stage.

This means we have built all the necessary radio sites and are ready to install your terminals to send you live.

Please contact our community sales team on 0800 007 3377 to make your appointment.

Wiltshire

CLS – Charlton and Little Somerford

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

We are pleased to report that the fibre at Minety water tower is scheduled to be live by mid-July and this will give us high data capacity for the entire area.

The only outstanding issue is obtaining church permission to use their site. We are planning to attend to a meeting, along with a representative from Bristol Diocese and Historic England to assess the visual impact – we can then switch the rest of the network on.

Garsdon remains at survey and design stage, however, we continue to work on finding a clean line of sight for signals to the candidate radio site which can serve broadband in this area. The result of a survey carried out at Kemble airport was not promising, hence the further delay being experienced.

We understand it has been a long journey for you all, but we are sure that stable and fast broadband connections to your houses will ultimately compensate for these delays.

 

YAT – Yatesbury 

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

As previously reported, the fibre connecting your area to the wireless network is still due to be delivered in July. However, there is a blockage in the way and Virgin/BT have advised us that traffic management is required to complete civil works.

The good news is that the Local Authority permission required for such works has been granted.

There is one major radio site outstanding at Wessex water tower, where the lease allowing the erection of a 9m pole is being finalised.

The remaining sites are all on track for completion and we are planning to build the radio sites by mid-August, subject to the acquisition of the above site.

We will update you on progress in two weeks and invite you to make appointment to install your terminals.

Yorkshire (North and West)

BRE – Brearton

Update published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

We are pleased to report that our broadband wireless network is now live.

There are several houses connected to our network so, please contact our community sales team on 0800 007 3377 if you would like to be connected to our network.

We are planning to extend our network by building a further three radio sites and they are currently in the acquisition stage, but we anticipate they will be built in the week commencing July 16.

If you would like to have a further update, please contact gary.nash@voneus.com.