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KINGS‌ ‌NYMPTON‌ ‌PARISH‌ ‌COUNCIL‌ ‌

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COUNCIL‌ ‌CLERK:‌‌CHAIRMAN‌ ‌

Mr.‌ ‌Derek‌ ‌Atkinson‌ ‌                                                   Mr‌ ‌Adrian‌ ‌Lake‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Old‌ ‌Rectory                                                         ‌Wampford‌ ‌Mill‌ ‌Farm‌ ‌

Kings‌ ‌Nympton‌ ‌                                                         Kings‌ ‌Nympton‌ ‌ ‌

Umberleigh‌ ‌Devon‌                                                     Umberleigh ‌EX37‌ ‌9TG‌ ‌

Devon.‌ ‌EX37‌ ‌9SS‌ ‌ ‌                                                     01769‌ ‌572999‌ ‌ ‌

01769580456‌                                                              07800865842‌ ‌

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TO ALL CONCERNED ‌

FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND ‌

LATEST UPDATE ‌

You will‌  ‌be‌ ‌pleased‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌that‌ ‌BT‌ ‌Openreach‌ ‌have  concluded‌ ‌positively‌ ‌their‌ ‌technical‌ ‌survey‌ ‌of‌ ‌Kings‌ ‌Nympton‌ ‌prior‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌government‌sponsored‌ ‌installation‌of‌ ‌Fibre‌ ‌To‌ ‌The‌ ‌Premises‌ ‌(FTTP)‌ ‌broadband‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌village.‌ ‌The‌ ‌scheme‌ ‌will‌ ‌give‌ ‌138‌ ‌households‌ ‌and‌ ‌businesses‌ ‌in‌ ‌and‌ ‌near‌ ‌the‌ ‌village‌ ‌the‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌connect‌ ‌to‌ ‌FTTP‌ ‌broadband‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌provider‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌choice.‌ ‌

Our‌ ‌thanks‌ ‌to‌ ‌Selaine‌ ‌Saxby‌ ‌MP‌ ‌and‌ ‌her‌ ‌constituency‌ ‌administrator‌ ‌David‌ Hoare‌ ‌who‌ ‌have‌ ‌worked‌ ‌on‌ ‌our‌ ‌behalf ‌‌to‌ ‌secure‌ ‌a‌ ‌shorter‌ ‌deployment‌ ‌timetable‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌confirmed‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌senior‌ ‌engineer‌ ‌at‌ ‌Openreach:‌ ‌

'CFP‌ ‌Kings‌ ‌Nympton‌ ‌-‌ ‌138‌ ‌premises‌ ‌–‌ ‌Expected‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌ready‌ ‌for‌ ‌service‌ ‌during‌ ‌August/Sept‌ ‌2020.‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌still‌ ‌pursuing‌ ‌two‌ ‌wayleaves‌ ‌from‌ ‌local‌ ‌landowners.’‌ ‌

Nobody‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌compelled‌ ‌to‌ ‌move‌ ‌to‌ ‌FTTP‌ ‌from‌ ‌their‌ ‌existing‌ ‌copper‌ ‌or‌ ‌microwave‌ ‌broadband.‌ ‌ ‌

Those‌ ‌that‌ ‌do‌ ‌wish‌ ‌to‌ ‌take‌ ‌advantage‌ ‌of‌ ‌FTTP‌ ‌when‌ ‌the‌ ‌network‌ ‌goes‌ ‌live‌‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌autumn‌ ‌may‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌look‌ ‌now‌ ‌at‌ ‌their‌ ‌existing‌ ‌broadband‌contracts‌ ‌and  ‌plan‌ ‌the ‌most‌ ‌cost-effective‌ ‌way‌ ‌of‌ ‌switching.‌ ‌ ‌

Businesses‌ ‌and‌ ‌households‌ ‌currently‌ ‌using‌ ‌copper‌ ‌broadband‌ ‌services‌ ‌might‌ ‌find‌ ‌a‌ ‌conversation‌ ‌with‌ ‌their‌ ‌existing‌ ‌provider‌ ‌a‌ ‌useful‌ ‌starting‌ ‌point.‌ 

‌Some‌ ‌providers‌ ‌(‌‌BT‌ ‌for‌ ‌example)may‌ ‌be‌ ‌happy‌ ‌to‌ ‌switch‌ ‌customers‌ ‌from‌ ‌copper‌ ‌over‌ ‌to‌ ‌fibre.‌ ‌Please‌ ‌note‌ ‌that‌ ‌this‌ ‌does‌ ‌not‌ ‌constitute‌ ‌individual‌ ‌advice.‌ ‌Householders‌ ‌and‌ ‌businesses ‌need‌ to‌ ‌make‌ ‌their‌ ‌own‌ ‌enquiries‌ ‌and‌ ‌arrangements.‌ ‌ ‌

For‌ ‌and‌ ‌on‌ ‌behalf‌ ‌of‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council‌ ‌Chair‌ ‌

Adrian‌ ‌Lake‌ ‌4‌th‌‌ ‌May‌ ‌2020‌ ‌