Get Superfast Broadband for Trinity…
Local Councils are working in partnership to bring faster broadband to Uplyme, Combpyne-Rousdon and Axmouth. The aim is to have:
Improved broadband (a minimum of 2mbps) to every business and community across Devon and Somerset by 2015
Superfast broadband (more than 24mbps) to at least 85% of the area by 2015, with 100% by 2020
Faster broadband supports our businesses to be more competitive. Our families and businesses can access government, council, education and medical services, when we want. It can help us save money, contact friends and family, shop online, find information and learning opportunities. If we are excluded, our economy will suffer, holiday makers will go where broadband services are better, new businesses will not be able to come here to provide employment, and our established businesses will not be able to meet government requirements efficiently.
This is our one big opportunity to shape the future of digital services in Trinity and ensure the economic prosperity of our rural areas, so it’s vital we all get involved to help get Trinity connected and up to speed. We need to act now…!
The next step is to secure investment from the private sector to install the broadband in Trinity. To do that it is important we work together. We need to show there is strong demand for faster broadband and how poor current speeds and coverage are in Uplyme, Combpyne-Rousdon and Axmouth.
To do this would you please fill in a simple survey at www.connectingdevonandsomerset.co.uk and tell them what your current speed is.
Or you can call the survey hotline on 0844 4636887
This helps to build a picture for suppliers of where the worst areas are, and what the demand is for better broadband here. If we don’t make it known what we want Connecting Devon and Somerset can’t help us get the best possible broadband.
Please don’t hesitate, we can only succeed if we act decisively to get on the map now…
Please ‘tweet’ Facebook, call or email your friends and tell your neighbours!
No commitment or obligation at this stage.
Lyme Regis can join us….in Devon….!
As you are probably aware much of Uplyme, Rousdon and part of Raymonds Hill is served by the Lyme Regis telephone exchange. Lyme is of course in Dorset rather than Devon.
Several people have suggested that this means that we are wasting our time adding our names to the Connecting Devon and Somerset survey, but the truth is much better….
I have confirmed with Devon County Council that they can invest in the Lyme Exchange to secure the best possible broadband for Trinity. This means that Lyme Regis can join us in benefiting from funds initially secured for Broadband deployment in Devon. Devon County Council have promised to work with their colleagues in Dorset
I will be contacting Lyme Town Council to invite them to join us, and encourage all our friends and neighbours in Lyme to complete the survey to get the best broadband for the whole area.
This is a real opportunity to work together and ensure that Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Trinity have the best possible chance to make our beautiful area even more attractive, safe and prosperous, whilst protecting our natural environment.
All the latest news updates are published online at www.trinitymatters.co.uk
Cllr Ian Thomas – Trinity Ward, East Devon District Council
The beautiful coastal parishes of Uplyme, Combpyne-Rousdon and Axmouth.
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