About the Scheme

Some more detailed information on the implementation of the scheme can be found below. This explains which houses are covered by the scheme and where new cabinets will be placed.

There is also a section providing details on what will happen if we do nothing.

Pilley - £85,000

The scheme will benefit all properties served from the phone cabinet at the bottom of Pilley Hill. The outline area that will benefit is shown in the image below:

Disclaimer: Please note any speeds shown are for guidance only based on estimates by OpenReach at specific telegraph poles in the village and may not reflect the final speed achieved at a specific property.

80MB - 60MB
60MB - 40MB
40MB - 20MB

The Pilley scheme will cost £85,000 - There are 290 houses that will see benefit from this - that's about £300/house. Realistically not everyone will contribute but at 50% contribution rate it is still only £600/house. Pledge what you can afford - all pledges are welcome and individual pledge values will not be published.

This will be completed by the end of 2016.

Church Lane residents are shown as having minimum speeds of around 20Mbps. If we implement the Pilley scheme, there is the possibility of connecting the whole of Church Lane to the new cabinet at Burnt House Lane. This would bump the anticipated speeds in Church Lane from approximately 20Mbps to at least 40Mbps.

This covers from the bottom of Pilley Hill out to Norleywood Crossroads (Pilley Hill/Pilley Street/Jordans Lane/Bull Hill) and feeder roads connecting to them (e.g. School Lane, Church Lane, Burnt House Lane, Wooden House Lane, Pilley Bailey, Holly Lane etc.). If you are unsure of where your phone line comes from, please contact us, providing your land line phone number.

In 2016, the scheme will introduce a new green cabinet next to the existing phone cabinet at the bottom of Pilley Hill. It will also add a new phone cabinet and fibre cabinet by the layby opposite Burnt House Lane and at Wooden House Lane. The connection from Burnt House Lane to Wooden House Lane will require new ducting to be installed. OpenReach will run fibre connections to the new cabinets (Fibre to the Cabinet - FTTC) along existing ducting from Apress, down Rope Hill, along Tweed Lane, across the Shallows, up Pilley Hill and along Pilley Street to Wooden House Lane. This will allow the majority of premises to receive internet speeds of between 30 – 80MB depending on the distance from your house to the new fibre cabinets. The further your house is from the cabinet it is connected to, the lower speed you can expect to recieve.

Hampshire County Council will upgrade the Pilley Hill cabinet by mid-2018. No further expansion of superfast broadband is planned (e.g. Bull Hill, Battramsley). Details of the HCC scheme can be found here or visit the Hampshire Superfast Broadband site.


Battramsley - £30,000

The scheme will benefit all properties served from the phone cabinet at the top of Rope Hill. The outline area that will benefit is shown in the image below:

Disclaimer: Please note any speeds shown are for guidance only based on estimates by OpenReach at specific telegraph poles in the village and may not reflect the final speed achieved at a specific property.

80MB - 60MB
60MB - 40MB
40MB - 20MB

The Battramsley scheme will cost £30,000 - There are 50 houses that will see benefit from this - that's about £600/house. Pledge what you can afford - all pledges are welcome and individual pledge values will not be published. "

This will be completed by the end of 2016.

In 2016, the scheme will introduce a new green cabinet in place of the grey post at the top of Rope Hill. This will allow the majority of premises to receive internet speeds of between 20 – 80MB depending on the distance from your house to the new fibre cabinets. OpenReach will run fibre connections to the new cabinets (Fibre to the Cabinet - FTTC) along existing ducting from Apress. The further your house is from the cabinet it is connected to, the lower speed you can expect to recieve.

Some Battramsley residents are already able to access high speed broadband as they are within range of the cabinet at Apress, though the speeds achieved will be at the low end of what is possible. Residents who are fortunate enough to have access to high spped broadband in this manner will get significant benefits from the scheme. Firstly, you will get higher speeds as the new cabinet is closer than the Apress cabinet. Secondly, there will be less users sharing the new cabinet so more capacity to share at peak times.

Hampshire County Council have no plans to upgrade the infrastructure in Battramsley. Details of the HCC scheme can be found here or visit the Hampshire Superfast Broadband site.


The Alternative - Hampshire County Council Scheme

Hampshire County council will upgrade the Pilley Hill cabinet by mid-2018. No further expansion of superfast broadband is planned (e.g. Bull Hill, Battramsley). HCC will run a voucher scheme to apply for satellite internet installation for those with sub-2Mbps speeds. A coverage projection* is shown below:

Disclaimer: Speeds shown are for guidance only based projected distance from a fibre enabled cabinet and may not reflect the final speed achieved at a specific property.

80MB - 60MB
60MB - 40MB
40MB - 20MB

Visit the Hampshire Superfast Broadband site for more details

Won’t it be cheaper if we wait for the HCC scheme to complete and fill in the gaps?

It is unlikely this would be cheaper and would likely to be more expensive per house. This is because of two main reasons:

  1. The scheme cost is only the gap between the total cost and a commercially viable level identified by OpenReach. The more properties that benefit from the scheme, the more OpenReach has to contribute per property. A smaller scheme would have less properties in it and therefore OpenReach would have to pay less towards the total costs
  2. Price inflation over time. The current scheme is based in part on 2014 pricing. Any future scheme would be on 2018 pricing