It is necessary to identify suitable sites to locate the access points that will fulfil two purposes. One or more of these access points will provide termination points between the village and the broadband network whilst others will distribute the radio signals that underpin the service to our residents and businesses. A number of sites were identified that will be fed into a network planning software tool to determine those sites that provide optimal coverage. The survey will also clarify how many access points the village will need to meet user demand, which in turn will determine the cost of providing service into the village.
We still await the outcome of our grant application to Essex County Council, which will help meet the costs associated with service provision. Confirmation of this decision is expected at the end of July.