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Charente Maritime – Fibre

Fibre is coming to the Charente Maritime!

You may have passed this machine recently wondering what it is? Well it’s laying fibre internet.
Use the map below to find out when you will be connected.

Enter your commune name in the search bar – click on the suggestion and then click on the map to see your connection date.

If you have any question just get in touch here

The first map will show you if your property has been surveyed for fibre internet, red=not yet available and green=good to go! No pastel = you haven’t been surveyed

This second map gives a general overview of when the area will get fibre

Here is the schematic from the NATHD website, showing the connection through to your property.

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Equally NATHD ahs taken the decision that ALL properties will be connected – good news if you were thinking that you were a little too far from the circuit!

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Actual fibre network installation

Here are some pictures that I took a few weeks ago clearly showing how the fibre will be installed above ground and to remote/isolated properties.

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Windows 7 – end of support

From the Microsoft website:
“Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to a new PC running Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. “

Third party anti virus vendors such as Avast and AVG will also stop supporting Windows 7 which means that your PC will become vulnerable.

What should you do?

In a lot of cases your computer can be upgraded to Windows 10 for a very reasonable cost.
I can supply Windows 10 licences from 25€

What does this mean?

Well, I can take your existing computer, backup your data [documents, photos, images etc] and install a fresh copy of Windows 10. Your data will then be restored and you’ll have a refreshed computer.
There is a fixed cost of 90€ for performing an upgrade, far cheaper that purchasing a new computer.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact me.