Jurassic Coast villages get new broadband rollout

Villages along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset are now experiencing fibre broadband for the first time.


Villages along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset are now experiencing fibre broadband for the first time.

A partnership between BT and Dorset councils along with the Superfast Dorset project have allowed small areas on the coast to get fibre installed.

This includes places such as Chideock, Langton Herring and Chedington, with bigger areas such as Boscombe and Christchurch also getting coverage boosts.

These new developments mean that over 90% of buildings in Dorset now have access to fibre broadband, with 95% the target for the end of 2016.

Superfast Dorset is thought to have laid around 800,000 metres of cable in the area in order to complete the rollout.

500 fibre cabinets have also been installed for better coverage. 

Residents of the area have been warned, however, that they won’t receive faster broadband automatically and will need to sign up to a specific fibre package from their provider. 

Businesses in the area are thought to benefit the most, with Dairy Cottage in Morcombelake being an example of a local company which can make use of faster speeds. 

Owner of the company, Beverley Glock, said that broadband was helpful for the guests she lets the cottage out to.

“Fibre broadband in Dairy Cottage allows all of our guests to use the internet at the same time whether that’s downloading movies, playing games, connecting on social media, or occasionally joining those meetings you can’t get away from via videoconferencing.”

“It keeps Dairy Cottage one step ahead of other holiday lets in the area, who haven’t upgraded yet, in attracting busy families looking for a home away from home.”

Source: Cable

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