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Call for those in Maidenhead and Windsor to register for better broadband
Wednesday 21 November 2012 10:46:51 by Andrew Ferguson

There are some some 5,000 people apparently around Windsor and Maidenhead who have no access to broadband, so there is a slight irony in running an online form for registration to improve broadband access. The registration campaign is featuring in the local press, so in theory visibility is not limited to those online, and those really wanting broadband will probably know which local library or cafe offers Internet access.

Berkshire is in a better position than many parts of the UK, as commercial projects alone should already get superfast broadband to around 80% of premises. The council led project is aiming to increase this to 90%, with the remainder getting a service of 2 Mbps or faster.

Many will assume registration will result in no changes to the plans, but unless people do register the council can only go on data passed to it by Ofcom/providers/BDUK which can often be at odds with the situation in a particular street or cul-de-sac. Remember also that the BDUK projects are not just a rural affair, if you have poor broadband and live in a town then you should also register.

Comments

Posted by ccxo over 4 years ago
In the Windsor and Maidenhead area their are two rural exchanges, LITTLEWICK GREEN and WINKFIELD ROW that are due to be enabled in 2013.
Both will provide coverage over most of the rural areas, leaving only WRAYSBURY to be ennabled via the BDUK project Superfast Berkshire.
Of course their will be cabinets not enabled under the Openreach rollout but the Superfast Berkshire project should cover this and the remaining areas.

Posted by ccxo over 4 years ago
Cont

If you look at the demand registration campaign for the project their have been alot more broadband champsions in West Berks then in the eastern LA's who have been slow to promote the campaign but its slowly improving.

http://www.superfastberkshire.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=25557
Posted by Zarjaz over 4 years ago
5,000 people who have no access to broadband ?? Where exactly ?

@CCXO. The article says no access, not 'superfast' access, hence my initial response.
Posted by ccxo over 4 years ago
@Zarjaz i forgot to copy a part in my 2nd post,
but basically with the above coverage where exactly do 5000 people live with no broadband as the area is pretty well covered.
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