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Thanks to the persistent campaigning by a number of Bunwell residents it looks as though it's good news for high speed Internet access for at least some users on the Bunwell Exchange. Engineers have been spotted installing fibre into the roadside cabinets which is the first step of enabling high speed internet access to your home. The below quote from http://www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk explains the benefits :-
Many premises connected to the new roadside fibre broadband cabinets will be able to receive high speed broadband (24 Megabits per second and above), and we still aim to ensure that 83% of Norfolk premises can receive these speeds by the end of 2015.
How fast your broadband connection will be depends on how far your home or business is from the cabinet. Generally speaking, premises within a 1 kilometre radius of the new cabinet can expect to be able to access speeds in excess of 25Mbps. Premises around 1.5km from the cabinet should be able to receive broadband speeds of around 12Mbps. For customers greater than 2km from the cabinet, broadband speeds could fall to less than 2Mbps.
The BT website still states that the Bunwell exchange is 'under evaluation' but conversations with the engineer on site would suggest that high speed broadband could be available with 2/3 months. What is unclear at the moment is the location of the roadside cabinets, which as you can see from the above statement are critical to see if you can receive high speed broadband and exactly how fast it will be.
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Post Office Limited have made it clear that Bunwell Post Office is staying as it is.
However Nick Crozier, our Sub-Postmaster has pointed out that IF he were to leave his position then the contract for the Bunwell Post Office would cease. There would NOT be any opportunity for community involvement.
Any future Post Office would be a “post office local” and be situated in a convenience shop, and involve the loss of about half of the current post office services.
Nick has run our Post Office for 10 years and has decided NOT to accept an offer of significant compensation to close the office, but to continue to serve our community for many more years.
For our full-service Post Office to remain in Bunwell it is clear that our continued and increasing support and custom is vital.