Thursday 29 September 2011

Does Worcestershire need better Broadband

I received an email from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today about broadband in Worcestershire.  It links to a survey being carried out by Worcestershire County Council.  I would encourage local people to fill in the survey and tell WCC about their broadband experience so that we can get the system improved.
The FSB email said:

Broadband is undoubtedly a necessary tool for most businesses today. However, some areas in Worcestershire suffer from slow speeds and in a few cases are still working on dial up!

The Government is well aware of the situation and has appointed BDUK to work with local authorities across the country to find out what the current situation is and evaluate which areas are of priority.

BDUK is quite clear about the measure it will use to identify the areas which need Broadband the most – DEMAND!

Every business and domestic address in Worcestershire should register their demand so that the county becomes a high priority.

To register your demand visit the links below and complete the short survey – if you have a residence and a business premises please complete both surveys as home responses will outnumber business.

Residents' survey

Together, we can make a difference.

Yours sincerly
Judi Brazkiewicz
Chairman, FSB Worcesteshire