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Most houses in Garsdale are still without an adequate broadband connection to the country's internet backbone.  We were all very disappointed to hear that the FibreGarDen Digital Dales scheme has failed.  The extent to which this failure was the result of interference by a major competitor, or incompetence by a major partner is open to debate.  
A new project with "B4RN" is going ahead.  Facebook updates are here >>>>>.  It is spreading round Dentdale and is now coming to Garsdale.
The fibre has already reached Dent via a fibre up Barbondale to Gawthrop installed in summer 2016.  
Dent Town will have the option of staying with their 8Mb BT connection, or opting for the 120-times faster B4RN connection.  Houses further away will get a broadband connection for the first time.

The fibre will now come down to Dent Foot, over Frostrow Fell to High Branthwaite, and over Langstone Fell to Garsdale.  Either volunteers or money will be needed to dig the long stretches.  Investment in B4RN will be more secure than in the previous scheme because B4RN have been established for a long time with proven success,  and do not rely on evaporating government grants or engage companies that fail to deliver what they promise.

If you would like to help with hyperfast broadband for Garsdale, contact

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 Lower Garsdale can obtain broadband via a BT telephone line, but how fast is it?  Upper Garsdale relies on Kencomp's microwave system.

Broadband Speed Tests:  here >>>>>      or  here >>>>>     or  here >>>>>      (no recommendation is intended).