Faster broadband on the way!
At least 90% of all Hampshire premises will have access to super-fast broadband by the end of 2015, following the signing of a £13.8 million contract with BT.
The first communities to benefit from this project are expected to have access to the high-speed technology by the end of this year, with the programme due to be completed by the end of 2015. Without the intervention of the Hampshire Broadband Programme around 20% of premises in Hampshire would not have been able to access fibre broadband services.
£10 million of public funds to target areas with poor speeds
Hampshire County Council together with district and borough partners has invested £5 million in the project and were awarded the same figure from BDUK. BT is contributing an additional £3.8 million towards the cost of installing the new fibre infrastructure bringing the total investment in the project to just over £13.8 million. The money will stimulate investment and finance the shortfall where there are too few potential customers to cover the costs of the upgrade to the network infrastructure.
Sign up campaign still vital
We want as many people as possible to continue to sign up to our campaign for faster broadband so that we can demonstrate that there are plenty of potential customers who want to make use of this service. Over 19,000 have already signed up and evidence of high demand will help the programme funding go further, increasing the number of locations we are able to reach with the limited funding available.
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