Time running out for broadband survey

A SURVEY on broadband in West Sussex finishes at the end of December, so make sure you’ve taken the time to have your say.

West Sussex County Council is working hard lobbying for action to help get faster broadband in the county and tackle the ‘not spots’ where people are unable to get broadband at all.

As part of this, the County Council is keen to hear from residents and businesses their views on broadband, whether they can receive it or not, and how improved internet access and faster speeds would help them.

Cabinet member for environment and economy Deborah Urquhart said: “Using the internet can be taken for granted nowadays and many businesses run an online service.

“We want to do all we can to improve internet access in West Sussex, especially in those areas where people are unable to access broadband or have very slow speeds.”

To date there have been more than 1,500 responses to the survey.

Deborah added: “There’s been a lot of interest from communities and I would encourage as many people as possible to complete the survey to help give us the local picture on broadband coverage.”

The deadline to respond is the end of December 2010. There are a number of ways to take part:

-For those who already have internet access, visit the County Council website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/broadband to complete an online questionnaire.

-For those who aren’t able to access the internet, paper copies of the questionnaire are available from West Sussex Libraries and Help Points, or by contacting 01243 382147.