Fast Broadband now
Following more than 18 months of planning the high speed broadband
service is now live in Upper Wharfedale and is now rolling out Littondale. More than
70 properties have now been connected
in Kettlewell, Conistone and Kilnsey & Buckden, and the service is
delivering up to 30 Mb/s broadband to homes and businesses in the
Repeater masts have been erected at Moor End and Buckden Rake and to
extend the service to the top of Wharfedale and up into
Langstrothdale. Meanwhile, sites for the Littondale repeater masts
are being progressively installed.
I Love Broadband (LN Communications)
will continue to contact those who have registered an
interest and whose properties are able to receive a signal
(initially in Kettlewell, Conistone & Kilnsey, Starbotton &
Buckden). The ILB installers will then make an appointment to survey
and install the antenna and make the service live. There will be a
number of "dead spots" which will not initially get a signal but ILB
will fill in these gaps with local repeater antennae.
you have already registered either through this site or directly on
the I Love Broadband site you do not need to do anything - ILB will
contact you when they are in a position to deliver a service to your
property. If you have not registered and wish to be contacted by ILB,
you want to know more about the proposed service, including prices,
please click here
Some people have expressed concern
about retaining their email address if they move to the new service.
The majority of users will be able to keep their existing email
address although your email settings may have to be changed
and there may be a small charge –
click here for more information on this.
To read about the background to the
scheme and the campaign to bring high speed broadband to Upper
Wharfedale & Littondale, please
power for Upper Wharfedale repeater masts The
repeater masts as Starbotton, Buckden Raike and Pewitt Moss are now
all running on mains electricity (as opposed to solar/wind turbine).
This will ensure a more continuous power supply for the network.
This part of the project was funded by a grant for the Yorkshire
dales National Park.
service & new price list LN Comms
have announced details of a new faster service with 30 Mbps broadband
now available for just £24.99 per month. At the same time they have
withdrawn the 5 Mbps service and reduced the price of the 10 Mbps
service to £14.99 and the 20 Mbps service to £19.99 - a reduction of £4
per month in each case. There are also new installation charges although
LN Comms have confirmed they will hold the price previously advertised
for those people in the upper dale who had previously registered but
whose installation was delayed by the issues at Moor End.
Click here for latest price list.
Upper Dale Roll Out: As you may be aware there has been a
delay in the roll out of Fast Broadband to the Upper Dale. The cause of
this is the wireless repeater mast at Moor End farm Kettlewell. The
final location of this mast was the third choice as first the National
Trust and then Natural England ruled out the preferred locations. Having
trialled the mast for some weeks, it was evident that this location does
not have sufficient access to clean wind and sun to maintain the
power necessary to provide a reliable service. A number of changes
have now been made including re-siting the wind generator,
increasing the battery capacity, changes to the voltage regulator
configuration and improved remote monitoring. The impact of alterations
is being monitored and a soon as we are confident that the problems
are resolved, roll-out to the upper dale will be resumed and the roll out can proceed all the way to Cam