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Pembrokeshire Housing Association Wins £200K for Rural Broadband Boost

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 (10:55 am) - Score 438

The Pembrokeshire Housing association, which provides over 2,500 homes across the Welsh County, has secured £200,000 of funding from the national UK lottery (Big Lottery Fund) to help upgrade its rural tenants to faster and more affordable broadband connections.

Apparently the 3-year digital inclusion project should begin in April 2017. The new investment will also be used to purchase a van that can help to provide digital access to tenants throughout Pembrokeshire. A number of new staff will also be recruited to run training course that can help to get new users online.

Jayne O’Hara, Housing Manager, said (Western Telegraph):

“Our tenants asked us for support to access affordable broadband and getting online, particularly in rural areas. We are delighted to have been awarded a People and Places Grant offer of £205,432 to enable us to run our ‘Get Connected’ project.”

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3 Responses
  1. chris conder says:

    The housing associations in B4RNland have installed fibre to the houses free of charge to the tenants. Wise move. The tenants can then take the service when their old phone contracts come to an end. This also adds value to the properties they manage.

    1. John says:

      [admin note: comment removed, please do not be abusive towards other posters].

  2. fastman says:

    not unusual and sensible so a number of the community fibre projects have also have done the same some of them were doing this back in 2012 — one the first was Binfield Heath in Oxfordshire as a number of those premises were managed by others

    be interesting to see what the 205k gets you as I assume a VAN and Staffing might take circa 100k of that out

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