As you may be aware, Hilton has been earmarked to get full-fibre broadband built in our community. This is being provided by County Broadband who are funded by Aviva Investors and the Government’s’ gigabit voucher scheme. You can find out more about County Broadband in the following article – https://countybroadband.co.uk/100m-investment-aviva-investors-2022/?fbclid=IwAR0fd0LO4-xCACDXz6osMXGY5dYHkIm8ICVfhqKIYsHbvP8XNLRLpfYqtQA
Hilton is one of 21 villages included in the next phase of their rollout – https://countybroadband.co.uk/cambs-rollout-announced-hunts-stneots/ This fibre-to-the-premises technology will allow internet speeds of up to 1000Mbps, with matching download and upload speeds.
The next step is for County Broadband to gauge the level of interest in the installation of this infrastructure. Matthew Briggs of County Broadband will be visiting all of the properties in the village to establish how many people are interested in receiving further information regarding this project. You can also contact him directly on 07538399740 or . In order for this project to proceed to the next stage, 40% of the village needs to express an interest. There will also be an online meeting for those that have registered interest on 25th May, and there may be an in-person meeting if there is a need.
Following this, 25% of the village (which is approximately 114 properties) need to pre-order the broadband service with County Broadband in order for them to be able to install the infrastructure. Matthew will be able to provide further details, but packages range from 50Mbps to 900 Mbps.
If you require any further information or would like to express an interest in this project, please contact Matthew.