Buckinghamshire

Reference Library – England – Buckinghamshire Broadband

LETTER: We need high speed broadband in our rural communities

THERE has been much press in recent years about fibre broadband and money spent to make sure rural communities are not disadvantaged.

So, here is a question to Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron1: Is there anything you can please do for the disadvantaged in the Cartmel valley?

Yes, Cartmel has wonderful broadband we hear, but a mile outside and beyond towards Newby Bridge, none of the outlying communities, many of whom have households running businesses from home, children trying to do homework research, people like myself trying to work from home – do not have high speed broadband.

In fact, some days we have virtually no broadband.

Yes, work is ongoing to try to resolve this but the years keep passing by.

Louise Shrapnel

Field Broughton

References

  1. ^ Tim Farron (www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk)

Campaign showcasing benefits of super fast broadband launched in Newport

A CAMPAIGN to showcase the benefits of superfast broadband in Newport will be launched by the Welsh Government today.

The initiative aims to outline how the technology is changing the way people work, learn and connect with friends and families.

Most households in Newport now have access to superfast broadband, which allows multiple devices to stream films, download music or use other programmes without the connection being disrupted.

Access to cloud services allows instant access to data back-ups, making security and upgrades much easier for users.

Organisers will be working with libraries, school and community centres in the city to raise awareness of what is possible through using the hi-tech broadband.

Households and businesses in Newport wanting to take advantage of the benefits of fast fibre broadband should contact an internet service provider (ISP) of their choice to place an order.

While most of the region can now access faster broadband should they wish, a small percentage of premises are still unable to access the service.

Those not yet able to receive superfast broadband may be able to through the Welsh Government’s Access Broadband Cymru Scheme, which provides grant funding to access the service through other means.

Assistance is readily available from the Welsh Government, which launched a similar campaign in Monmouthshire last month, through its website or its broadband team.

Julie James, minister for skills and science, said that superfast broadband has become “crucial” for homes and reinforces the government’s commitment to bringing faster internet speeds across Wales.

“Improving our digital infrastructure is key to driving economic growth, supporting public services and helping people communicate,” the minister said.

“Faster broadband speeds are enabling families and individuals to carry out their activities with greater speed and efficiency than ever before, and on multiple devices.

“This includes activities such as downloading large learning resources for children, managing bank accounts, shopping for groceries, paying household bills or using video services such as Skype – to name a few.

“We want as many people as possible to realise these benefits, and this campaign aims to showcase how the technology is impacting thousands of lives in communities across Wales.”

To find out what broadband is available, click here1.

References

  1. ^ here (www.gov.wales)

Campaign showcasing benefits of super fast broadband launched in …

A CAMPAIGN to showcase the benefits of superfast broadband in Newport will be launched by the Welsh Government today.

The initiative aims to outline how the technology is changing the way people work, learn and connect with friends and families.

Most households in Newport now have access to superfast broadband, which allows multiple devices to stream films, download music or use other programmes without the connection being disrupted.

Access to cloud services allows instant access to data back-ups, making security and upgrades much easier for users.

Organisers will be working with libraries, school and community centres in the city to raise awareness of what is possible through using the hi-tech broadband.

Households and businesses in Newport wanting to take advantage of the benefits of fast fibre broadband should contact an internet service provider (ISP) of their choice to place an order.

While most of the region can now access faster broadband should they wish, a small percentage of premises are still unable to access the service.

Those not yet able to receive superfast broadband may be able to through the Welsh Government’s Access Broadband Cymru Scheme, which provides grant funding to access the service through other means.

Assistance is readily available from the Welsh Government, which launched a similar campaign in Monmouthshire last month, through its website or its broadband team.

Julie James, minister for skills and science, said that superfast broadband has become “crucial” for homes and reinforces the government’s commitment to bringing faster internet speeds across Wales.

“Improving our digital infrastructure is key to driving economic growth, supporting public services and helping people communicate,” the minister said.

“Faster broadband speeds are enabling families and individuals to carry out their activities with greater speed and efficiency than ever before, and on multiple devices.

“This includes activities such as downloading large learning resources for children, managing bank accounts, shopping for groceries, paying household bills or using video services such as Skype – to name a few.

“We want as many people as possible to realise these benefits, and this campaign aims to showcase how the technology is impacting thousands of lives in communities across Wales.”

To find out what broadband is available, click here1.

References

  1. ^ here (www.gov.wales)