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County council joins forces with charity Citizens Online to tackle digital exclusion

In the week the world wide web turned 30, Surrey County Council has teamed up with charity Citizens Online to tackle digital exclusion as figures reveal that one in 10 residents lack at least one main online skill. More details can be found on the Citizens Online website.

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 helps thousands of internet novices get online

Thousands of internet novices have got online thanks to Surrey County Council. Latest figures show Surrey’s libraries staff have helped people who are new to using the internet or digital technology 93,000 times*. The efforts to get people using the web are part of a digital inclusion drive that has also seen plans put in … Continue reading

Parts of Surrey cannot get broadband speeds

Internet users in parts of Surrey still cannot get broadband speeds, it has been revealed. Connection speeds in areas of Surrey such as Ripley, Ottershaw, Tatsfield and Frensham remain on a par with the old-fashioned dial-up internet service. In those places, some residents and businesses have reported speeds between 0.2mbps (mega bits per second) and … Continue reading

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