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Superfast Broadband is coming to Poole

Superfast Dorset - What is it about and how is Poole affected?

Superfast Dorset is a partnership between BT; central Government and all Dorset District and Borough Councils, including the Borough of Poole.  The programme is working to roll out faster, more reliable broadband connections across the county by 2018.

Superfast Dorset builds on BT’s commercial roll-out of fibre broadband in Dorset. Although the majority of properties in Poole can already access fibre broadband, Superfast Dorset is increasing coverage in the borough even further by filling in the gaps left behind by the commercial roll out.

Over 5,000 more homes and businesses in Poole will be able to get a fibre broadband service when work is complete.

Further information is available on Dorset County Council’s website.

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How will this benefit me?

Superfast broadband enables fast, good quality access to the internet, providing many benefits to homes and businesses including:

  • Watching HD movies and sports on line or playing online HD games
  • Instant access to shared online workspace and files
  • Video conferencing with businesses or friends
  • Instant uploading of photos and videos
  • Access to hosted applications to run your business more efficiently
  • Fast transfer and back up of data
  • Access to online public services

And being able to do all of this at the same time!

Further details of the benefits and case studies can be found on our partner’s website Dorset for you.

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How to get it?

Talk to your communications provider about getting superfast broadband.

For further information on what we are doing please contact the Superfast Dorset team: superfast@dorsetcc.gov.uk or 01305 221000.

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Broadband Vouchers scheme

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations can get connected to superfast broadband more cheaply through a new Connection Voucher Scheme. Businesses from across Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset can apply for vouchers from £100 to £3,000 to cover the cost of connecting to a better broadband service.

Using a faster, better broadband offers many benefits to businesses including increased productivity and improved customer service through faster upload and download speeds and increased security. It also helps to future-proof businesses for the digital challenges of tomorrow.

The scheme was available until 31 March 2016.

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Contact us

Email
superfast@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Telephone

01305 221000