Nottinghamshire canvassing to find out who wants better broadband
Nottinghamshire County Council is running a demand scheme where residents and businesses can pledge their support for faster broadband in the county. According to the submission count on the site, just over 100 surveys have been completed so far, though it is early days we believe for this survey.
While the various demand schemes that have been run by local authorities over the last year would appear to be a waste of time, they are part of the procurement process and will help illustrate the level of demand and actual problem in an area, particularly when trying to demonstrate a project passes EU State Aid rules.
Some local authorities have supplemented these online surveys with ones that can be more targeted, with Northamptonshire County Council running a tender for an extended survey, costing up to £20,000 earlier this year.