Colnbrook targeted for Super Fast Broadband by 2015!

Residents in Slough could benefit from superfast broadband after a Berkshire wide project is implemented.

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The government is investing £1.43m to improve broadband provision to more than 37,000 Berkshire premises whose connection is inadequate.

Slough Borough Council is working with councils in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire and Bracknell Forest, to deliver the project.

Shabnam Ali, project lead for Slough, said:

The government have stated they want to invest in broadband across the whole country and they have put in £1.43m in our area. We have been asked to match that and collectively we have. We are now looking for a provider to come into the area, particularly Slough, to set up the infrastructure around it.

Rural areas are the key target to begin with, but it’s vital investment is secured from internet providers who need to upgrade telecoms cabinets with fibre optic connections.

View the current plans from Superfast Berkshire here.

Residents are asked to register their interest online to show service providers there is a demand for superfast broadband.

Shabnam said:

It means whenever we go to a provider and we say there is a real demand in our towns, we have got real evidence to back that up. We’re particularly looking for people in Colnbrook to register as there is very little infrastructure there at the moment.

We want to make sure everyone has access to high quality, superfast broadband. It can help communities and libraries, it can help young children with homework, and it could help increase skills in young people, parents and the elderly.

The delivery of the project is due to start in 2013 and finish by 2015.

To register interest and find out more about the campaign, visit www.superfastberkshire.org.uk

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