Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Campaign for better broadband in Codrington

Last week Codrington resident Terry Barnaby presented a petition to South Gloucestershire Council calling for better broadband in the village and surrounding area.

Claire Young and Terry Barnaby with the petition
Residents and the 17 small businesses in the area suffer speeds under 0.5 Mbits/s, compared to 100 times that or more in well-served urban areas. Uplink speeds are a particular problem for businesses. Worse still is the poor reliability, with some losing internet access for weeks because of rainwater affecting the lines.

BT has upgraded the cabinet they are connected to, but over the long copper wires that link their properties to the cabinet the speed degrades significantly. For a decent, reliable service they need fibre all the way to their properties.

Well done to all those who collected signatures - watch this blog for future updates.

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