Sorry about the lateness of this update.
Just a few weeks after residents celebrated success after BT planned to install fibre in Walton Grange this summer, they were disgusted by the news that BT had put the plan back to next year!
Thanks to all the residents who turned out and emailed to make the point to BT that Walton Grange needs broadband.
It helped – when we met with BT a couple of weeks later, they certainly knew about Walton Grange’s plight!
At first no explanation was given. But now BT have explained that the software routing broadband signals cannot cope with the cabinet connecting to both fibre-to-cabinet and fibre-to-premises!
Cllr Jenni Ferrans commented “This is a fundamental limitation that will affect many outlying areas, and should have been dealt with years ago. BT have said that they are trying to overcome it. They need to succeed – quickly!”
Residents in Walton Hall and parts of Walnut Tree are also affected by this problem. The Focus team is helping residents to keep the pressure up on BT!