Have your say on superfast broadband planBy Jennie Slevin
March 07, 2013
Plans to provide superfast broadband to the whole of Berkshire are being put to a public consultation.
The six unitary authorities in the county are due to join together as part of the Superfast Berkshire project to bring high-speed internet access to 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Berkshire by the end of 2015.
Councillor Paul Bettison, leader of Bracknell Forest Council, said: “This is a great example of how we’re working with other authorities to improve our efficiency.
“This really matters to those who work at home. If we’re going to encourage people to work from home we need to provide them with this access.”
People in Bracknell can now have their say by completing a questionnaire, which aims to find out if other community organisations, businesses or broadband providers are offering them superfast broadband over the next three years.
Once all responses are reviewed, the Superfast Berkshire project could begin later this year.
To take part in the consultation, which ends on Thursday, March 28, visit www.superfastberkshire.org.uk/consultation.