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Supporting the Campaign for Faster Broadband in our Parish

17
Dec

Computer room 2Since East Sussex County Council started its Rural Broadband project to bring faster broadband across the County, Icklesham Parish Council has been wholly committed to supporting the cause. Earlier this year, we helped ESCC in their consultation exercise by asking residents in our four wards to carry out their own broadband speed checks. We then collected up and collated this data which we passed to ESCC to include in their survey. We were delighted to learn that the results of the survey helped ESCC win £10.6m in funding from Broadband Delivery UK.

ESCC has now launched a new Go e-sussex campaign which has its own dedicated website, aiming to stimulate demand from homes and businesses for faster broadband – view the site here: www.goesussex.co.uk

Please take time to read the short article by East Sussex County Council explaining the scheme, use the link to their new website and do what you can to support this campaign.

A Message From East Sussex County Council

Help us bring high speed broadband to East Sussex

Back our new ‘Go e-sussex’ campaign and register your support today for faster, more reliable broadband.

East Sussex County Council has received significant funding to help get much faster broadband in homes and businesses across the county.

By 2015, we aim to upgrade 90% of the county to superfast broadband (24 Mbps and over) whilst ensuring everyone in East Sussex can access the minimum level of service of 2 Mpbs.

East Sussex County Council ran a consultation last year to ask residents and businesses about their current state of broadband. The results of this survey helped us win £10.64m in funding from Government and have persuaded the telecoms market that East Sussex is worth a second look.

With the ‘Go e-sussex’ campaign, we are hoping that thousands of people across the county who are disadvantaged by slow or lack of broadband access will sign up. A significant number of registrations will demonstrate high levels of demand to the telecoms industry. This will help East Sussex County Council attract investment from potential broadband suppliers, ultimately helping homes and businesses in the county who are suffering from poor internet access and speed.

Registering your interest does not mean you will have to subscribe to the service when it’s launched, but saying “Yes to superfast broadband” will directly help everyone in East Sussex receive faster, more reliable broadband.

Visit our new dedicated website to complete our online registration form at www.goesussex.co.uk or phone us on 01273 335991 if you require a paper copy. This new website also features information and news updates about the project and Frequently Asked Questions about broadband.

Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and colleagues about ‘Go e-sussex’ so they can register their interest for faster broadband.

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