South Norfolk Council has selected Norwich-based InTouch Systems to lead on providing wireless internet to homes and businesses not able to benefit from the work being done by Better Broadband for Norfolk.
South Norfolk Council has already invested £570,000 in the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme which has seen access to Superfast Broadband increase from 15% in 2013 to over 83% today. This figure is expected to rise to over 91% by 2020.
Unfortunately, this work will not reach everyone, so to help those residents and businesses improve their connection speed the Council has invested further and is working with InTouch Systems to deliver a download speed of at least 10Mbps to as many addresses as possible.
Councillor Michael Edney, Deputy Leader of South Norfolk Council said, “A decent broadband service is essential in nearly every aspect of our modern lives – shopping, homework, video streaming, social networks and so much more. The current broadband speeds have left some residents and businesses feeling excluded and frustrated making it vitally important that we did something to help – and we have.”
Steve Temple from InTouch Systems said, “We are very proud and excited to be awarded the contract by South Norfolk Council to provide sustainable, reliable, fast broadband via our independent ITSwisp network. We are familiar with the challenges faced by local communities and businesses with limited broadband, having worked together with other local areas developing our innovative ITSwisp service to move them forward into the 21st century.”
To find out more about broadband in your area and to check the coverage map visit www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk