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Bawdrip earmarked for major investment from the UK’s best rural broadband provider. 

Since being upgraded to a part-fibre system in 2015, Bawdrip residents have seen an improvement in their internet speeds. However, as time has moved on, so has technology, and once again the system is beginning to show signs of struggling: while some residents still have very few issues, others have sudden buffering for no apparent reason, unreliable connection in bad weather, and peak-time slow-downs and drop-outs when everyone is home.

That’s where Truespeed come in. Truespeed are a Keynsham-based company that specialise in bringing ultrafast, reliable connection to rural locations that otherwise get overlooked or left ‘til last. They do this by installing a full-fibre network, with fibre direct to the property and an individual connection for each resident so we can guarantee reliability and 200Mbps symmetrical upload and download speed.

 Why do I need 200Mbps?

Truespeed gives you an ultrafast 200Mbps so that whatever you use the internet for, and however many people are in your house, you will have more than enough for everyone to get instant reliable connection. It also future proofs your connection so it will always be able to accommodate any new tech that comes along.

Adding value to the community

Digital skills play an increasingly bigger part in our children’s education and future, so having ultrafast reliable broadband for our students and educators is a pretty big deal. To do their bit to sustain and support rural communities, Truespeed offer to provide free ultrafast broadband to local schools and community hubs in the communities they install to.

For more info you can check out their website

Or contact our Community Manager Sam Hill 07548 239270 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details on how to sign up.

1918 and All that
We commemorated a number of anniversaries in April. As you will know 2018 is 100 years since the end of the Great War and we shall mark that in November at this year’s Remembrance Sunday service. It is also the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the RAF and of course 100 years since women were given the right to vote. Pete Clarke and his band of volunteers spent the day transforming the Parish Hall. As originally an army barracks room from Salisbury Plain, the Hall building is also nearly 100 years old. Pete is a great one for authenticity and detail and as we approached the hall it was entered through a genuine Anderson Shelter, reconstructed in situ. Passing through the shelter we were taken back in time further to a replica of a WW1 Trench complete with sandbags, graffiti, firing step and trench periscope and sound effects. And that was just the entrance hall!
The hall proper had been decorated with many yards of bunting, lighting and a camouflage net with silhouettes military aircraft above us on the ceiling. There were also two huge flags that, judging by their respective sizes, wouldn’t have looked out of place on a destroyer or an aircraft carrier! Sue had prepared a feast of Spam,
spam, more spam and corned beef, all supplemented by delicious homemade bread. Early rationing meant that in fact for the hungry ones there was a second helping!
A copy of the Wipers Times was on every table and having read the topical stories it was on to singing the topical songs accompanied by Bawdrip’s Little House Band and friends singing along to the classics such as ‘Its a long way to Tipperary’ and ‘Where did you get that hat’! Thank you to all who supported the event, especially to those who set up and cleared away! Thanks to all your efforts, £145 was raised for Help for Heroes. And we mentioned attention to detail – peering through the periscope a howitzer and gun crew were visible.
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