Fast broadband bid launched in villages

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People in the Daventry district are being encouraged to back plans for superfast broadband unveiled by Northamptonshire County Council.

The authority has revealed the proposal to ensure there is superfast broadband for much of the district by 2017.

As part of the plans, NCC has put out a survey that can be filled out by people across the Daventry district so they can assure the private sector there is demand for superfast broadband in the area.

A spokesman for the county council said: “Commercial deployment plans by 2015 should provide access to almost three quarters of premises in the county, while the county council’s co-investment partnership with BT will extend this to about 90 per cent by 2015, with the support of Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.

“The strategy’s focus for the next stage of the project is to engage with BT and the wider telecommunications market to secure broadband solutions for premises in all the remaining parts of the county.

“To strengthen the county council’s business case and to attract more private sector investment from telecoms firms it is important to show that there is a strong demand for superfast broadband in the county.”

The deadline to fill in the survey is Monday, September 30. It can be completed by visiting superfastnorthamptonshire.net/713-2.

For further information about the project visit www.superfastnorthamptonshire.net.