Kent councillor states commitment to faster broadband

Tuesday, January 25th 2011
The local authority has offered hundreds of thousands of pounds to improve broadband speeds across the county.
Kent councillor states commitment to faster broadband
A Kent County Council chief has said the body is investing money in an effort to bring faster broadband to the area.

Speaking to V3, cabinet member for corporate support services Roger Gough explained the local authority has set aside cash from its community broadband grant to help parts of the county bid for improved web speeds.

He said the capital can be used to part-fund business cases to persuade internet service providers - such as BT and Virgin Media - to install fixed-line broadband services.

Under this scheme, £667,000 has so far been made available, Cllr Gough stated, with a further £100,000 to be offered up during the current financial year.

"This has benefited more than 11,000 homes and businesses and 17 communities," he added.

Three Kent communities - Faversham, Sandwich and Sheerness - have been included in BT's recently announced fibre optic broadband rollout plans, with the technology set to be deployed in these areas by spring 2012.

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06th May 2012
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