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Superfast broadband for most Poole residents
12:18pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
POOLE is to confirm its commitment to the supply of superfast broadband to the county, at an overall cost of £38million.
Dorset’s Superfast Broadband programme aims to provide 100 per cent basic broadband coverage across the county, with 95 per cent of property able to receive superfast, with download speeds greater than 24Mbps.
Poole’s financial commitment is a maximum of £227,490 and a review of broadband providers completed in November last year showed that the town has, or will have in the next three years, 99.5 per cent broadband coverage, of which 5.4 per cent is basic broadband and 94.1 per cent superfast.
Based on the findings of the review there are 325 properties (0.5 per cent) without basic broadband, costing an estimated £23,170 to address.
“Our funding will only be used to pay for Poole properties,” said Stephen Thorne, head of planning and regeneration, in a report to go before the economy overview and scrutiny committee on Thursday which will be asked to continue support for the scheme.