Hampshire's programme of improvement
The current situation with broadband in Hampshire
In Hampshire it is estimated that only 80% of the county will be able to access faster broadband speeds by 2013 through the commercial market and further investment is needed to reach more people.
A three year programme of improvements
It will take time to bring faster broadband to everyone in Hampshire. The broadband project will be phased over three years. Once a commercial partner is appointed in 2013, we will work with them to draw up detailed plans with us for those areas that fall into the programme intervention area.
What factors will influence the roll out schedule?
The roll out schedule will be based upon the best use of public funds and will be co-ordinated with other local utility and road works to bring the least possible disruption to communities. Public demand will also be important in planning the delivery, since this will help fund ongoing investment in network infrastructure. Please help by joining our campaign for faster broadband in Hampshire
What about areas with really poor coverage?
The Hampshire Broadband Programme will help around 115,000 properties, including approximately 20,000 households and business premises that currently have access to speeds below 2Mbps.
Become a community champion
Everyone can play an active part supporting the campaign. Community champions can help educate and inform people about the benefits that faster broadband can bring. They can also encourage individuals and businesses in their area to sign up to Hampshire County Council’s campaign, Let us know if you would like to be a community champion.