Sussex Community Broadband Society is a society created by members
of the local community for the benefit of that community.
is to facilitate community-wide internet services by enabling the
infrastructure for a community-wide network to be developed at an
aims of the society are to:
(i) provide broadband-based community information services to the
benefit of its members, the local community and the general public
(ii) provide broadband internet services to its members
(iii) to further the interests of its members in all aspects of
the provision of internet services.
community-wide broadband network is aimed at everyone in the community.
This includes individuals, small businesses, community groups, clubs
and societies. It is focussed on inclusivity - making services available
to all in the community. It will deliver the infrastructure necessary
to facilitate the development of a raft of community-wide information
services and it will allow any subscriber within the area covered
to connect to another at very high speed. A central computer system
will host the services provided within the community. Additionally,
by connecting the community network to an upstream Internet Service
Provider it will permit high-speed access to the internet for individuals
and small businesses. Businesses will be able to host commercial
web sites on the community server or on their own server to gain
access to e-business and e-government services.
businesses are also included allowing them to enhance their local
marketing presence and stimulating involvement in the community.
importantly it connects the community together in a 'wide area network'
and can foster a sense of community spirit. Information can be instantly
exchanged between community members and it facilitates communication
within the community.
of the Society is open to all individuals and organisations within
West Sussex who support the aims and credos of the Society.