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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

Deputy Leader interviewed about superfast broadband

Deputy Leader of Surrey County Council was interviewed about how plans to roll out superfast broadband to virtually every home and business in Surrey can now go ahead, following a green light from the EU. -Audio Courtesy of BBC Surrey Read more about the plans here.

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

Surrey plays part in UK’s economic boost

Following news that the UK economy has grown by 1%, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Peter Martin said: “This is extremely positive news and Surrey is pleased to have played its part in helping to drive the UK’s recovery. “The Olympic cycling events we staged provided a huge shot in the arm for the economy. The … 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

Surrey runs broadband industry consultation

Surrey County Council is reminding the broadband industry time is running out to take part in a consultation as part of the authority’s plans for a superfast service. Private sector businesses are being asked to outline their plans over the next three years for high-quality broadband. The aim is to confirm the picture the council … Continue reading

Culture Secretary urges councils to follow Surrey’s broadband lead

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged other local authorities to follow Surrey County Council’s lead on superfast broadband. The Cabinet Minister said Surrey’s aim of ensuring every business and home has access to superfast broadband in two years would be a “fantastic achievement”. The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport said: “Surrey … Continue reading

Peter Martin interviewed on Surrey’s superfast broadband plans

Deputy leader Peter Martin was interviewed today by BBC Surrey presenter Nick Wallis about Surrey County Council’s superfast broadband plans. It followed a county council survey that showed nine out of 10 internet users in the county got broadband speeds below the national average. Courtesy of BBC Surrey

Most Surrey internet users have slower broadband than national average

Most Surrey internet users have broadband speeds below the national average, according to a survey. Connection speeds in nearly nine out of 10 businesses and homes fall short of the national average of 6.7mbps*. In some cases, speeds are considerably worse than those commonly experienced on mobile phones. The findings come from a survey done … 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

Employment Minister among MPs visiting new Surrey leader

Employment Minister Chris Grayling was one of three Surrey MPs to visit new Surrey County Council leader David Hodge. He was joined at County Hall by Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab and Woking MP Jonathan Lord. Mr Hodge said: “Surrey has three Cabinet members in the coalition government and several other ministers so it’s … Continue reading

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