Village of Haddenham

Want Superfast Broadband?

Home » News » Want Superfast Broadband?
Broadband 01
Broadband UK 03

Are you adequately served by your broadband internet connection?

Many residents of Haddenham have a rather flakey internet connection, with very variable transfer speeds. The editor of this website experiences complete drop-outs several times a day, and others have reported excruciatingly slow upload speeds when sending attachments. The latter has major negative implications for local businesses which need to send out large attachments with their communications.

The broadband connection for the vast majority of us uses a technology called ADSL (short for "asymmetric digital subscriber line") which, by definition, provides slower upload speeds than downloads — that's the "asymmetric" bit. But uploads in Haddenham can show serious "latency" problems (delays before anything starts to happen) and overall speeds can drop to well under 5% of the download speeds. This can lead to problems with services such as BBC iPlayer, which require efficient two-way links to maintain smooth and seamless buffering — otherwise, users experience frustrating pauses or technical hiccups in the programmes they are trying to watch online.

If you only use the internet for simple and occasional email correspondence, you may not be concerned with this. But for those who wish to make use of 'TV on demand' and film streaming facilities for leisure, and for local businesses needing fast and reliable broadband connections to run their operations efficiently, the current broadband provision is inadequate.

It's all the more frustrating to realise that just a few miles away, in Thame, residents and businesses have the latest fibre-optic broadband service available.

But the same could be true for Haddenham, if enough people express an interest. So please do so!

It costs nothing to register your desire for faster and more reliable broadband services — and the more local people who do so, the quicker and more likely it is that we will benefit from a technical project currently being rolled out by BT across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Rural villages will be well down the priority list unless residents and local businesses register.

Please register now ... to do so, click here.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Quiz Night
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 25 Sep 5:45pm

Haddenham & District Age Concern is hosting another of its very popular Quiz Nights this Friday evening, 28th September in the village hall starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost just £5 per head — please bring your own food and drink. The evening will include a 20-minute break so that guests can eat together. As usual there will be a super raffle and the Quiz winners will each get a...

Green Lane Opening Ceremony 01
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 24 Sep 10:00am

The newly widened and surfaced Green Lane bridleway was officially opened on Sunday afternoon, 23rd September. Thankfully the heavy rain that had drenched Haddenham for the preceding 24 hours had abated and the event was bathed in glorious Autumn sunshine. Given that rainfall, it was all the more impressive that the bridleway was perfectly navigable on foot, bicycle, skateboard or even...

Community Fair 29
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 23 Sep 10:15am

Haddenham Village Society hosted its second Community Fair on Saturday 22nd September, and a very wet afternoon did not deter several hundred visitors from pouring into the village hall to see the stands of over 50 local organisations, clubs, trusts and societies on display.Organisation of this logistically complex event represented several months of dedicated planning and detailed...