- Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 February 2021 16:09
To take advantage of the Government, Hampshire Council and Openreach Gigabyte Voucher Scheme, residents in Bishop’s Sutton have started a project to investigate and move forward with application.
Peter Lingham, Mark Arscott, Mark Allen, Liz Nankivell, Simon Wilson and Ed Pettit-Mills have begun the campaign to bring information to the village and gauge interest.
Bishop's Sutton have teamed up with the local schemes of South East Alresford and Martyr Worthy to provide a web space for our Gigabyte project, where we can share knowledge and experience. A big thanks to Tony Whyman for his provision.
Why is it Important?
It is really important to get Full Fibre Internet in Alresford and the villages. Those areas without full fibre broadband are increasingly becoming less desirable "not spots" where houses become difficult to sell and internet services become increasingly difficult to access. Funding is going to the areas that demonstrate a demand for ultrafast internet and if we fail to demonstrate enough interest then we will end up at the back of the queue for many years to come. Wireless 4G/5G services are not an alternative. They have a limited bandwidth shared by all users and the more popular they become the worst the service will get.
The issue for the village is that Bishop’s Sutton residents experience widely varying internet speeds of between 5Mbps to 80Mbps, depending upon how far their property is from the Openreach cabinet on the Main Road outside Sutton Manor Farm. It is clear that the levels of bandwidth will reasonably reach capacity over the next few years and the team wish to enable the village to make use of reliable, fast broadband for the future.
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