The Town Council has pledged support for a call to bring super-fast Broadband to Whitchurch and the surrounding area. At their full Council meeting held in the Town Hall on Monday evening they agreed to back a campaign being led by local residents and businesses, this website and the Whitchurch Association.
Faster Speeds for all
Fibre-optic broadband will benefit businesses, schools, groups, and individuals with speeds of up to 40 Megabytes per second. Transfers of files will be faster and more reliable, video conferencing will be easier and efficiencies improved, while in the home the use of the internet for education, films, shopping and gaming will all be improved.
BT has launched its ‘Race to Infinity’ initiative to provide the service to smaller communities which show support. Residents and businesses are being urged to register their ‘vote’ on the special website and the top five will have their exchanges upgraded. This also needs a minimum of 1000 votes and votes need to be registered before 31st December 2010.
1. PLEASE VOTE NOW AND HELP WHITCHURCH WIN
Click here to go to the BT site: FASTER BROADBAND FOR WHITCHURCH
2. WIN PRIZES AND HELP OUT
Once you have voted, you can enter the weekly draw for great prizes and offer to help the campaign by delivering leaflets and putting up posters and signs. Just pop your details in THIS FORM HERE
You can email us at email@example.com
Computer equipment for a local good cause
As well as the faster speeds which will help the whole town, one of the five communities selected will also receive £5000 of computer equipment towards a community project. Just think what that could do for some of the less well-advantaged groups in the area.