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BT handed £30,000 fine for bad road repairs that “could have had fatal consequences”

BT has been handed what is thought to be one of the highest fines for bad road repairs that a judge said “could have had fatal consequences”. The firm was fined £30,000 last month for unsafe road repairs after cables were laid. It followed a prosecution by Surrey County Council’s highways team. It is believed … Continue reading

Deal to connect public services on course to save £3.5 million

Surrey County Council is on course to save £3.5 million after spearheading an initiative to replace scores of networks with just one. The authority handed BT a seven-year contract to create a single computer and communication system for a host of public services in Surrey and Berkshire in 2012 using cloud technology. Now Surrey has … Continue reading

Surrey becomes Britain’s best connected county

Surrey has become the best connected county in Britain following the completion of the main part of a high-speed broadband project. The county council and BT have announced that fibre broadband coverage has been extended to more than 82,000 businesses and homes not included in commercial roll outs. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: “The Government’s nationwide roll … Continue reading

500th cabinet unveiled in project to make Surrey UK’s best connected county

Picture caption: A key milestone has been marked as the 500th fibre broadband cabinet in a project to make Surrey the best connected county in the UK was unveiled by Surrey County Council deputy leader Peter Martin. Quote: Peter Martin said: “Reaching these milestones means that thousands more Surrey businesses and residents can enjoy the benefits of this high-speed … Continue reading

Broadband project connects more than 68,000 businesses and homes

A project to make Surrey the best connected county in the country is three-quarters of the way to being completed. More than 68,000 businesses and homes that would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity of getting faster broadband are now connected to the high-speed technology. A further 16,000 properties are due to be covered … Continue reading

High-speed broadband roll-out hits halfway

A project to make Surrey the best connected county in the country has hit the halfway mark. The number of homes and businesses able to benefit from the high-speed service has reached 42,000. It comes after Surrey County Council joined forces with BT to create a county-wide network to help firms do business online and … Continue reading

Village gets high-speed broadband Christmas present

Local schoolchildren joined Surrey County Council leader David Hodge to celebrate the delivery of a Christmas present to the village of Warlingham – access to high-speed broadband. They ‘unwrapped’ a new Cabinet that will let 3,000 homes and businesses connect to a high-quality service over the coming weeks. The unveiling was part of the authority’s … Continue reading

High-speed internet for 15,000 businesses and homes

High-speed internet access has arrived for 15,000 businesses and homes as part of a scheme to make Surrey the UK’s best connected county in superfast time. The first phase of Surrey County Council and BT’s project to help firms do business online and ensure every community gets a broadband boost has been completed*. Now it … Continue reading

Surrey superfast broadband roll out starts

It’s full speed ahead in Surrey for superfast internet access with the roll out of high-quality broadband getting under way. Work has begun to give 15,000 more homes and businesses access to the high speed service by September, with Pixham Village the first community to benefit. The news comes after Surrey County Council selected BT … Continue reading

Surrey’s superfast broadband plans are world-leading – BT chief

Surrey County Council’s superfast broadband plans have been hailed as world-leading. BT’s Managing Director of Next Generation Access Bill Murphy said the authority was blazing an international trail. The council aims to ensure virtually 100% access to superfast broadband before the end of next year. The national aim is for 90% of the country to … Continue reading

Surrey providing internet for all and fast speeds

Following a report published by leading think tank The Policy Exchange that says access to the internet for everyone is more important than superfast speeds, Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin said: “Faster speeds do not have to come at the expense of coverage – it’s perfectly possible to have both.   “The county … Continue reading

EU green light for superfast broadband roll out

Plans to roll out superfast broadband to virtually every home and business in Surrey can go ahead, following a green light from the EU. In September, Surrey County Council selected BT to create a county-wide high-speed network to help firms do business online and ensure communities get all the benefits of the digital world. Once … Continue reading

BBC Surrey interview Peter Martin about superfast broadband deal

Peter Martin has been interviewed by BBC Surrey about a deal with BT to provide superfast broadband that will make Surrey the best connected county in the UK. Surrey County Council’s deputy leader told presenter Sarah Gorrell that the high-speed network will provide a major boost for businesses and households. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Surrey to become best connected county in UK with £33m superfast broadband deal

A deal with BT to provide superfast broadband will make Surrey the best connected county in the UK and could boost its economy by almost £30m a year.* Surrey County Council has signed a contract with BT to create a county-wide high-speed network to help firms to do business online and ensure communities are not … Continue reading

BT deal to connect public services saves Surrey more than £5m

Surrey County Council will save more than £5 million after agreeing a deal with BT to connect at least 20 public services in the South East. BT has won the contract to replace up to 40 separate networks in Surrey and Berkshire with just one*. The public services network, which will be available to all … Continue reading

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