Worcestershire’s plans for better broadband

Friday, January 13th 2012

Groups of residents of Worcestershire, who want increased broadband speeds, are asked to participate in a session to get funding for achieving their objective as early as possible.

Worcestershire County Council will hold two sessions for the benefits of the subjects of Malvern and nearby areas. They have to submit their ‘expression of interests’ for funds like the Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBD), which is initiated by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The sessions will be on 16th and 19th of January at the County Hall in Worcester. The representatives from the communities are asked to inform in advance about their participation.

The local broadband plan of the county, better known as ‘Connecting Worcestershire’ wants to ensure a minimum broadband speed of 2 MB in the entire county at the earliest and super-fast broadband for 90% of the residents and businesses by 2015.

Councillor David Thain, who is also a cabinet member for ‘transformation and change’, has requested the people to involve in the session in full strength. That will help the authorities in arranging the required fund.

Superfast broadband is a dream of everyone in Worcestershire and every effort will be made by the county councils to make it a reality. The advanced technology will be made proper use of to achieve this objective, remarked David Thain.

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