Time for all those living in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire who are interested in Next Generation Broadband to put their hands up and fill in the web form at http://www.erebusonline.org.uk.
The site is funded by the East of England Development Agency and exists to assess demand for Next Generation Broadband, with the results being made available to providers who want to provide a service in the area. The aim of the site is to identify how much demand there is in the region and use this when chasing for funding from business and the EC for the EEDA to assist the Next Generation roll-out. Maps of where others have put their pin are expected to be appear in 2010.
There is no guarantee that the map will result in fast broadband coming to an area, but with the possibility of a Next Generation Broadband fund via the 50p levy, for an RDA to know where the demand is that has not been met already by commercial roll-out may help to target funds so that more people benefit quicker.