The Parish Council has set up a Broadband Working Group to help improve broadband in the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Parish. This has three objectives:
- To work with Connected Counties to extract the maximum benefit for the Parish from the current proposed roll out.
- To help with interim measures, we have equipment so you can test 4G data in your own house before you commit to a contract with a particular network or buy equipment.
- In the medium term to explore setting up local wireless or fibre solutions.
Hints and Tips
For those who can’t immediately benefit from any of these schemes, or for people who choose to remain on their existing lower-speed broadband, we have created a guide with hints and tips to help you to get the best out of your current limited connection.
You can download it from this page, where you can also find some other useful information.
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Please help us.
1. Carry out a speed test
We need to collect data on the service currently received so we can prioritise our efforts and track progress. Please carry out a speed test, this will automatically plot service levels on a map and will also build an archive of data to monitor results as we progress.
By running the above test and only this version of the test you agree to thinkbroadband sharing limited information with Bledlow Parish Council that will include postcode, download speed, upload speed, latency, broadband provider, type of device (i.e. PC, mobile or tablet) and date of test. Information such as IP address will not be shared.
2. Register on our mailing list
We need to build as complete a mailing list of people in the Parish as we can so please register on the Parish Council’s mailing list. Please also encourage your friends and neighbours to do the same.
3. Ask for help – we may be able to help you
If your broadband service is slow we may be able to help. We have a core team of people able to demonstrate 4G data. They have a small stock of hardware and SIMs for the three main networks so you can see if 4G would work in your house before committing yourself. 4G isn’t quite as reliable as conventional broadband, but it delivers typical speeds of 10Mbps and exceptionally 20Mbps in some parts of the Parish.
We will prioritise requests starting with those whose speeds are below 2Mbps (please use the speed test above if you haven’t already).
If you would like to take advantage of this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org