At the last Parish Council meeting, ALNCOM TECHNOLOGY outlined their proposals for extending fibre broadband into people’s home in the village and nearby. David Lawrie, from Alncom, outlines below the process for anyone who is interested in signing up for their service. They have agreed to add a free broadband connection to the village hall, and will be displaying a banner there, advertising their offer. They can be contacted at http://www.alncom.co.uk.
I have outlined the process, from enquiry to connection, of the potential full fibre broadband network in Lowick.
The first stage is to gather commitment to the project via our website registration page, email and/or telephone calls. We use this information to apply for a voucher from the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Scheme so we will need the following information:
- Full name
- Full Address and postcode
- Contact email address
- Contact number
- Whether it’s a Residential address or Business
- Business name if applicable
- Trading status
Spreading the word about this project is vital to its success – so please tell all your neighbours and friends.
We then apply for the government voucher scheme on your behalf. You will receive an email from gov.uk confirming your application. This email will need validating by the applicant. All vouchers applied for will be pooled within the build plan. Our engineers will then get to work on the infrastructure and connect your property with full fibre.
The connection will involve a brand new fibre connection to your property (FTTP) and the voucher also pays for a new router and a single Wi-Fi mesh extender. Once connected you will receive a further email from gov.uk confirming the connection is live and that you are happy with the service. This email will need a validation also. You will then enter in to a minimum of a 12 month contract with Alncom to supply Broadband as your new Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Our package is as follows-
- 1st month for free (This is to help with the transition from your current ISP)
- 12 month contract (minimum)
- Unlimited download
I hope this explains the process fully for you but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.