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Holwell benefits from faster broadband

17:00 Tuesday 17 May 2016

Residents in Holwell who campaigned for superfast broadband say their lives have been transformed now it s available there. The county council-led Superfast Leicestershire partnership with BT has delivered download speeds of up to 80 Mbps to Holwell 20 times faster than what was previously available. Local resident and digital champion Simon Wilkinson-Blake, who led the campaign, said: Using the Internet was often difficult, with households having to limit themselves to one application at a time.

Now we have fibre broadband, some residents who ve upgraded have seen over a twenty-fold increase in speeds.

This is game-changing because it means we can at last use different connected devices simultaneously and also enjoy many Internet applications previously inaccessible to us.

Home-based travel counsellor Sally Willars, who has seen her average broadband speed increase from 1Mbps to 50Mbps, added: Before we had fibre broadband it would sometimes take me hours to source the perfect holiday or travel solution but I can now do most in about half an hour depending upon the type of request.

Rural homes offered satellite dishes to help boost poor broadband speeds

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Discounted satellite dishes which boost sluggish rural broadband are being offered to homes and businesses in Leicestershire. Some 3,000 properties are being targeted with the new campaign which is aimed at helping anyone unable to get at least a 2mbps download speed. The joint Government and county council2 initiative will help remote and hard to reach areas of Leicestershire and is part of a wider national promise to get every home and business in the UK faster internet connections.

Councillor Blake Pain, Leicestershire County Council3‘s cabinet member for rural broadband, said the scheme had already helped 62,500 properties in Leicestershire. He said: “The Superfast Leicestershire partnership with BT continues to provide access to superfast broadband to residents and businesses across the county, but we know there will be small pockets of the county unable to access high-speed broadband through the project.

“We’re currently working on how to support the final five per cent of homes and businesses who struggle with the slowest speeds, so this scheme will help to ensure a minimum and reliable connection for those living and working in our most rural communities.”

The scheme will support the cost of equipment and installation of a satellite broadband connection so that a basic broadband service can be purchased for a first year cost of no more than 400. The subsidised installation can also be used for access to higher costs packages with higher speeds or greater monthly data caps.

Digital economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: “Around nine out of ten homes and businesses in the UK can now access superfast speeds.

We are making great progress rolling out new infrastructure, but it’s a massive engineering project and won’t happen overnight.

“The satellite scheme offers immediate assistance to those homes and businesses in Leicestershire with the slowest speeds, all part of our plan to make the UK one of the most digitally connected place in the world.”

More information on the national scheme can be found online at: http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk4

For details on the operation of the scheme in Leicestershire, visit: www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/satellitescheme5

Rural Homes Offered Satellite Dishes To Help Boost Poor Broadband Speeds


  1. ^ Comments (4) (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  2. ^ county council (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  3. ^ Leicestershire County Council (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  4. ^ http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk (basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk)
  5. ^ www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk/satellitescheme (www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk)

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Newspaper Advertising Is Dead – Isn't It?

Newspaper Advertising Is Dead – Isn't It?

Newspaper Advertising Is Dead – Isn't It?


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