RESIDENTS and businesses in Buckingham and Winslow are being urged to take part in BT’s nationwide Race to Infinity scheme to show how much demand there is for high speed broadband.
The survey will run until December 31 and allows communities to express their need for the service, helping BT identify areas where demand is high, influencing future development.
BT is running the survey as a competition with BT Retail promising funds to help the five exchanges with the highest demand by early 2012. BT is also pledging to speak to any community that expresses a high level of demand to see if fibre broadband can be brought to their area. BT has pledged £2.5billion to deliver super-fast fibre broadband to two thirds of the UK by 2015.
Broadband is needed to support economic and social development in the area and Aylesbury Vale District Council and the Bucks Economic and Learning Partnership (BELP) are keen to see super-fast broadband rolled out to residents and businesses across the district.
To help BELP gather more information about local demand, go to www.belp.co.uk and fill in their short online questionnaire.
Vote online for BT’s Race to Infinity by visiting www.racetoinfinity.bt.com.