List of Supporters

logos of supporters of final third firstThe campaign is growing by the day, and there are many organisations, individuals and businesses adding their support.

Welcome to another fibre network,

Gigabit Broadband CIC is a community interest company formed purely to enable ultra fast reliable Internet connections for those living and working in and around the area sometimes referred to as “Preston Rural North” and in parts of the Forest of Bowland.

We are working in conjunction with B4RN to achieve this.

David Ford


Gigabit Broadband Community Interest Company


The campaign is unfunded and run by volunteers from within the supporters. If you can offer any assistance (practical, financial, press coverage or anything else) , please do so by contacting Charles Trotman.

    Founding Members:

Country Land and Business Association, Digital Dales, Neil Blake (Ewelme Parish Council), Wray Community Communications,, Vtesse Networks, Rutland Telecom, Broadband Britain, County Broadband, Richard Hull (Calder Valley Our Net), Bob Franklin (,


Everyone can support this campaign, wherever they live in the UK. Please read the Statement of Principles and add your name and county below. If you wish to take an active role in the campaign, please use the contact us page to let us know.

county broadband logo

Rural Broadband Partnership logo

Melling with Wrayton Parish Council

Tatham Fells Parish Council

Winterbourne Stoke Broadband, Wiltshire

W R Outhwaite, Ropemakers, N Yorks

Wray Parish Council, Lancashire

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]Timico, Notts

Community Lincs, Lincolnshire
Community Broadband Network
Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband, Surrey
Silver Kettle, Kent
Cybersavvy UK, Cumbria
Kimble Solutions, Bucks
IS Communications
Digital Neighbours
Beeline Broadband
beeline broadband
Working Order, Norfolk
working order logo
Great Asby Broadband CIC, Eden Valley, Cumbria
Regional Network Solutions
Lynette Shaw McKone, Smardale, Cumbria
Rob Hindle, RuralUK
Mark Jackson ISPreview
Lochgorm Ltd.
afl logo
Gr8 Computer Services
East Midlands based I.T Support company
  1. March 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Working Order, Norfolk

  2. March 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    The directors of Great Asby Broadband CIC, based in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, support the campaign.

    • March 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Miles, welcome aboard, have you got a logo?

      • March 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

        We don’t have a logo as such but I can provide something functional if you can tell me how to send a file.

      • March 30, 2010 at 6:59 am is a site where you can make one, then just send it to and it can be added to the supporters list. Or send a link to your website with the logo on and we will pick it up from there. thanks.

  3. March 30, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I did as advised but this was the result:

    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.

  4. May 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Excellent Work – Thank you for organizing this campaign. We are desperate for broadband coverage to keep our communities sustainable and to support our younger generations.

  5. June 9, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I know how great the digital divide is and how much latent potential for increased local sustainability is being suppressed as it grows.
    Rural Innovation will do what it can to help get this message across and work to develop viable solutions to secure ubiquitous fast internet access for all in rural Britain.

    I will send a mail with a logo so that this can be added to the list of supporters

    Rob Hindle

  6. July 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    This is a key issue for the sustainable economic development of the UK. A collective that uses outside the box thinking to solve broadband delivery challenges to the final third as well as the grey spots is a fantastic idea.

  7. August 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    We support the Final Third Campaign. We are lucky enough to be about a half mile from BT exchange in village so have a ‘reasonable’ copper connection. A few miles away there is a considerable problem with broadband and mobile broadband which effects our semi-rural community

  8. September 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    It was a pleasure to meet with several members of the campaign in Penrith last weekend. We were proud to sponsor the colloquium events that book-ended the conference. We are proud to to be working with Guy and Simon at NextGenUs to make real NGA networks available to communities that want them.

    • chrisconder
      September 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

      the colloquiums were great, and thanks for your support. I have added your logo from your website to our supporters list.

  9. September 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Graham: Thank you and AFL for supporting the launch of my paper A Parish Guide to NGA at

  10. October 6, 2010 at 7:25 am just recently completed an article about the current and future (potential) solutions to broadband in remote and rural UK areas. Some might find this of interest so..

  11. November 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    We see far far too many rural businesses with appalling broadband speeds, some on Demon have been under 1mbps, little better than dialup. We fully support The Final Third and anyone working to ensure best broadband performance to rural people and business.

  12. December 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    slow and unacceptable download & upload speed DN21 5

  13. mel short
    January 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Having a lot of friends in Norfolk/Suffolk with poor bband/mob connections, I cannot understand why. This must surely tale priority. I have friends in remote places in Scotland and Devon who don’t endure what my poor friends in Norolf/Suffolk have to put up with.Hoping the powers that be listen and do something soon

  14. Richie
    January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    After hearing about Ashby we have started to canvass the 80+ homes and businesses in Sutton-st-Edmund (Lincolnshire). We began this week and initial response is promising. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

  15. Kit
    October 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’m reassured we’re not alone. We’re over 7 miles from the exchange by copper, and used to get 26 kbps via our land line, but no internet in damp weather due to shorting. We moved to an o2 mobile dongle that got an Edge signal but since the digital TV switch over our signal has dropped and we seem to be getting around 5 to 7 KBPS! It makes my work as a teacher very difficult. I can’t just pop into work to use the internet as that’s 20 miles away, but I’m expected to access the school’s network and submit data on a regular basis from home. I have even faced disciplinary procedures as a result of missing deadlines under these circumstances. We have been told by a variety of ISPs we can get internet by either building another 15 houses in our lane or moving house!

  16. November 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

    The Directors here at Sonic Internet Ltd support the campaign. We see so many homes and businesses struggling on little more than dial u speeds, it is totally unnaceptable. It is not just rural communities but inccreasingly we are finding suburban villages and small towns that just don’t have the access to high speed broadband that they need.

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