Digital Rutland Contsultation
*** Please note that the public consultation has now ended. However information can still be found on the Digital Rutland area of this website.***
Anybody with an interest in high-speed broadband is being asked to submit their views on plans to make high-speed broadband available to homes and businesses across Rutland.
The Digital Rutland campaign, from Rutland County Council, hopes to make huge improvements to the local broadband network, dramatically improving broadband speeds for most homes and businesses by 2013.
A detailed consultation is taking place until Friday 2 December and is targeted at technology companies and anybody with a specific interest and detailed knowledge of broadband infrastructure.
You can view or download the Digital Rutland Consultation document.
Councillor Terry King, Deputy Leader of Rutland County Council, says: “This consultation is important as it gives technology companies the chance to comment on the finer detail of the project. The document includes a detailed breakdown of the existing infrastructure within Rutland as well as how the project fits in with local, national and European initiatives to improve broadband.”
Terry King added: “This is not really a document for the consumer but it does provide a comprehensive overview of the project so some may find it interesting. Within a couple of years, Rutland will be one of the leading areas in the country for broadband provision. We expect this to encourage more Internet Service Providers (the companies that customers pay a monthly fee to for broadband) to launch products in Rutland. This could lead to a greater choice of broadband providers and lower monthly fees for residents.”
The Digital Rutland campaign from Rutland County Council hopes to make huge improvements to the broadband network, dramatically improving broadband speeds for local homes and businesses by 2013.
Broadband enables internet users to access information much faster than they would using a dial-up connection. A good broadband connection allows users to download large files or display web pages in a matter of seconds.
The need for improved broadband is a key strategic priority for the Council in terms of supporting and sustaining economic growth.
Interested residents and businesses can find out more about the project by visiting www.rutland.gov.uk/digitalrutland and viewing the Digital Rutland strategy.