Posted 7th October, 2003.
Calder Valley exchange reached the trigger level of 500 this morning - in fact the BT Campaign site shows we had 505. The next step is for BT to give us a "ready for service" date. This could be a few months down the line but we will pester.
The trigger level has been achieved by an extraordinary community effort - Thanks go to Brian Marsden who posted leaflets through over 2000 doors, Burnley Road school for giving us internet access for the Gala, Calder High School who sent the children home with leaflets, John Holmes who produced the photocopying, PC-UK who provided a dedicated broadband website making it easy for people to register, Anne Handley for encouraging and helping all of us when the trigger seemed impossible to achieve, Yorkshire Forward for providing money for adverts and a stall at the Gala, Calder Connect Co-operative our Community ISP who backed us throughout and other individuals (you know who you are) who helped us get the result.
3-C Calder Connect Co-op is now taking orders for broadband in Hebden Bridge. Mytholmroyd and surrounds will be able to use them as their Internet Service provider when the exchange is enabled. News as at 7th October.