Bid to get People on Broadband
By Richard Howarth
A new set of targets for getting broadband in rural areas
of the county has been revealed this week.
BT has announced targets for 21 exchanges.
A number of villages have already rallied enough demand to
get high speed internet access and now others know the level
of support they need.
BT's aim is to have the technology in place where it is wanted
It says it will upgrade every exchange where there is sufficient
demand but said it would look for "public sector support
to stimulate awareness and demand".
Mike McLoughlin, BT's East Midlands regional director, said:
"Just about everybody in Northamptonshire can be connected
to a broadband-enabled BT exchange. If they can demonstrate
that the demand is there BT will invest."
The targets are: Yardley Hastings 100, Winwick 150, Clopton
100, Croughton 200, Cranford 100, Kingscliffe 200, Preston
Capes 100, Welford 200, Maidwell 100, Guilsborough 200, Creaton
100, Blakelsey 200, Clipston 100, Sulgrave 250, Paulersbury
150, Cogenhoe 400, West Haddon 150, Kislingbury 500 and Syresham
BT says there are no triggers for four small exchanges -
Dingley, Benefield, Bulwick and Cotterstock - and a different
approach will be needed to get broadband to them if there
The Brackley Post - 21st November 2003