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The building of the first Box Broadband, pure fibre, ultrafast network is now well and truly underway.  Our contractor Boxcom is making excellent progress installing long distance fibre optic cables across areas of private land to the north of Froggetts Lane (Ewhurst).

 

Plans are now in place for the head-end cabinet and the order is placed for the connection to the national backhaul service, this work will start shortly.

 

We are now taking orders for the new broadband service in Froggetts Lane and sections of Horsham Lane (GU6 7SW) and the Horsham Road (RH5 5RL).  Please call 03301 130 180 to place an order.

 

 

 

Our representatives will be delivering leaflets to all properties in the area detailed on the map (above).  They will take the opportunity to knock on your door to discuss the service and answer any questions you may have.  Service is due to be delivered in July, further updates and confirmation of timescale will be announced over the next few weeks.

 

In order to accelerate the connection program we will be undertaking installations to homes before the service is live. This consists of installing the micro-blown fibre tube from the connection point at the boundary into the property.  This will involve forming a narrow trench and drilling a small hole (14mm) diameter through the wall.  The router will not be installed at this stage, this will be carried out once the network is live (target July).

 

This three month time scale gives potential Customers time to plan their migration onto the new service.

 

Further details of the installation process will be posted on the Box Broadband site over the next few days.

 

In addition to the area announced as taking orders, our team will also be visiting properties in Plough Lane and Lower Breache Road.  We are looking to reach the required number of customers to proceed with this section of the build.  Our team will be in the area over the next couple of weeks.

 

If you are interested getting this new service then we need sufficient sign up in your street.  The key is communities coming together to spread the word, we are currently looking to engage any local people who wish to assist us with this task, leaflet dropping etc.  We are still finding local residents that are unaware of our plans and are very interested in connecting

 

If you wish to arrange a time for a member of our team to visit you, please call our Customer Service on 03301 130 180, they are open seven days a week, 7AM to 6PM.

 

Comments (2) -

  • David Nye

    4/26/2017 4:35:56 PM | Reply

    Brilliant news, well done. Paragraph 4 mentions a map, maybe that will be added tomorrow? Also, can I place my order by email? I'm so looking forward to July now!!!

  • David Nye

    4/27/2017 10:16:19 AM | Reply

    Loving the map, being able to zoom in/out is great. A colour key under the map on this page would be useful, and it's not obvious how to go "full page" and thus be able to toggle the coloured lines so that the road names can be read more easily. HINT: Click the brackety box icon, top right.

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