Want Superfast Broadband in your part of rural Dorset?
By NewsPipe | Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 13:15
Dorset residents are being urged to register their interest in superfast broadband ahead of a planned roll-out next summer.
Fibre optic broadband - coming soon to a field near you?
The plan to improve network speeds across rural areas of Dorset is being finalised at the moment with Dorset County Council apparently close to determining a supplier for the infrastructure.
Dorset residents can improve the chances of the new network reaching their area by filling out a short questionnaire on DCC's website.
Under the Superfast Dorset project, all areas of Dorset are to receive a minimum of 2megabits per second (Mbps) by the end of 2014. 90-95% of Dorset will be able to purchase packages from their supplier of at least 24Mbps (current average is 6Mbps).
Robert Gould, Dorset County Council Cabinet member for the environment, said: "We need to demonstrate to suppliers that people in Dorset want this. The more people who register their interest from a particular area, the more likely that area will be included. Please register now, online or by ringing 01305 221048."
Fibre optic image courtesy of GlobalMarineSystems Flickr Photostream.