Trinity Broadband Group

Trinity Broadband OnlineIn the Summer of 2010, Rousdon resident Rod Boyce teamed up with East Devon District Councillor, Ian Thomas to tackle the problems of the poor to non existent Broadband Service in and around Combpyne-Rousdon.

An analysis of the actual broadband speeds which could be expected across the area revealed that the issue is more widespread that the village itself, the areas to the East of Axmouth and north of Uplyme Parishes are also compromised by an inadequate broadband service.

The Trinity Broadband Action Group was formed at a packed village meeting in July, by the addition of Jan, Roy & Richard. The objective of the Group is simple;

Deliver a Next Generation Broadband system for Trinty Ward, in the shortest possible time to -

  • Support our businesses, as they compete on the local, regional, national and global stage.
  • Allow home working and support new home based small rural businesses.
  • Protect the vulnerable by support social services and 'telemedicine' to our resdients, many of whom are of 'mature' years and live alone.
  • Improve social communications, by supporting video and telephony links, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, video on demand BBC iplayer etc - for all ages who want to become involved.
  • Support internet trading, for businesses and individuals, buy and sell online to compliment local shopping facilities.
  • Allow lots of people in the same house to use the internet at the same time!

All of this underpinned by appropriate coaching and training to allow all our businesses and each individual resident who wants to, to get involved, enjoy, and prosper in the 'new world'.

Uplyme Broadband Update, Phase 1, Vouchers and Phase 2…

Concerned Uplyme residents met with BT Openreach in the Village Hall on 28th October to discuss the poor quality broadband service being delivered to the more rural areas of the parish.

I undertook to research the latest prospects for those present, by using their postcodes. I have extended that commitment to cover ALL postcodes in Uplyme, plus a couple where interested members of the public from outside the parish and my EDDC ward attended.

Cautionary Notes;
This assessment should not be taken as a guarantee, rather the best indication in a rapidly changing environment. The indication is the best possible for a postcode, but may not necessarily apply to all premises in that postcode.

Any individual property applying for the CDS Voucher programme is subject to individual test before a decision is taken.


Broadband, vouchers, 4G and garden hoses... Uplyme Meeting with BT Openreach...

Poor broadband service in Uplyme, Phase 1 progress, national and local voucher schemes, BT Openreach new ‘never say no’ strategy, strategic switch FTTC to FTTP, Phase 2 prospects for the area, am I in Dorset? and garden hoses..

Uplyme residents, disgruntled and frustrated by poor broadband service in rural areas away from the centre of the village, had a wide-ranging discussion with representatives of BT Openreach in Uplyme Village Hall on 28th October.

The meeting was organised by Uplyme resident Ed Blundell. Two petitions were presented to BT Openreach, by Ed and Sarah Hawkins, including 144 signatories from Uplyme and more than 60 from Harcombe.

The photograph above, courtesy of View News, shows Paul Coles, BT South West Regional Partnerships Director, Roy Clark – BT Senior Fibre Delivery Manager and Marion Bailey – BT Senior Operations Manager, receiving petitions from Ed and Sarah.


Trinity Broadband - Meeting with MP Neil Parish and CDS April 2016

Our Member of Parliament for Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish, today chaired a meeting, hosted by the Secretary of Trinity Broadband, Rod Boyce, at Fields Afar in Rousdon. 

Connecting Devon and Somerset was represented Keri Denton, Head of Economy and Enterprise at Devon County Council, and Phil Roberts, Programme Manager CDS. Also attending were Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Cabinet Member for Economy and Growth on DCC, and Cllr ian Thomas, Cabinet Member for Finance at EDDC, Trinity Ward member and Chairman of Trinity Broadband.


BT Proposes wireless solution to Trinity Broadband problems...

After six years and much effort some of us are no nearer getting a decent broadband service.

The majority of Rousdon and Combpyne should be able to access Superfast broadband if they are served by the Lyme Regis exchange and are within approximately 1.2 km of the cabinet, situated on the A3052 near the phone box. If you are connected to the Seaton exchange, or are not within range, the immediate future is a little bleak. Click here to see why our Rural Broadband will not be Superfast if provided by Fibre to the Cabinet.

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