Aberdeenshire Council sending out postcards to survey broadband
The postcard is possibly a dying art but Aberdeenshire Council is sending one to every address in the county as part of its survey work on the project run by the Scottish Goverment to improve broadband.
Postcards may have some laughing but when the area apparently has some 17% of properties with no broadband connection then to ensure everyone can reply who wants to, then a postcard seems more sensible.
The improvements mentioned in the Donside Piper article look lower than what was announced when the original plan for Scotland was announced, with 75% of premises getting at least 24 Mbps and a minimum of 2 Mbps to the remaining 25%. The original plan was for for 40 to 80 Mbps speeds to some 85% to 90% of premises. Though if Aberdeenshire Council does focus on ensuring that the 2 Mbps minimum speed is exceeded by a comfortable margin it could assuage those who have complained that the focus on top end speeds was neglecting those who would be relegated to a mere 2 Mbps.
The deadline to return the cards (postage free) is 28th February, so do make sure you return yours, and for those in the various not-spots and slow-spots making sure neighbours have also sent theirs back would be a good idea.