Friday, January 25, 2013

Aberdeenshire - Postcard survey on home without broadband and seeking broadband or just faster connections

The Deeside Piper and Herald reports that the Council is surveying broadband.
Aberdeenshire Council is issuing broadband survey postcards to all addresses within the area as part of the council’s work with Scottish Government to access funding to improve Aberdeenshire’s broadband coverage.

Aberdeenshire Council has already agreed to contribute up to £18million to improve broadband services in the area but it must provide evidence of demand from residents and businesses in order to be in the best position to access additional funding from the Scottish Government.

Residents are being urged to complete and return the postcards to demonstrate that demand exists by Thursday, February 28.

It is claimed that 17 per cent of addresses have no broadband connection because of infrastructure constraints. Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee Councillor Peter Argyle said:
It is important that residents and businesses help us secure the additional Government funding by returning their broadband survey postcards. They simply need to give their name and postcode and tick one box indicating whether they would like their broadband to be faster, or whether they would like a broadband service if they do not currently receive it.

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