We’ve invested in getting brand new infrastructure put in place and while our work continues, we’re almost ready to start accepting orders in Steart & Stockland Bristol. While we’ve had many hurdles to clear, we may have just one last hurdle to overcome.
In our latest newsletter, we announced vital infrastructure installed and mains power energised. The last part of the jigsaw was connectivity, being a fibre cable via the Openreach network however while its nearby, additional works have been identified and a substantial fee has been quoted for the works required to renew or add-capacity to connect our location.
While it may be impossible to identify these costs during the initial quotation process, we can estimate these costs to plan ahead our budget forecasts. In some instances, especially in rural settings, these costs can explode due to a number of factors such as work involved, staff shortages and inflation.
While we have little control in these factors and while other operators have million pound grants, loans and revenue, we do not. We have innovation in our name and we’re already planning alternative solutions to provide backhaul to our new location.
We can either use wireless backhaul from another location, such as Bridgewater or Highbridge, where fibre and infrastructure is available and cheap. We could also dig our own fibre to the mast with just under 1km of fibre required.
We plan on getting this deployment operational as fast as we can. Please register your interest to stay updated – www.westwifi.co.uk/westsedgemoor