Published: October 4,
Campaign launched for faster Web access in Burnham-On-Sea
A campaign has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea this week to put pressure on BT to introduce super-fast internet access in the town.
BT has launched a new website, called The Race to Infinity, where communities across the UK can publicly declare their desire for high-speed net access. BT says it will use the responses to wire up the five exchanges showing the highest demand.
Burnham resident Darren Lloyd was the first person to nominate Burnham. He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I thought it would be good to start a campaign for Burnham to get a slice of the massive investment that BT is offering communities around the UK who express an interest in having the next generation of broadband technologies."
"BT are asking individuals and organisations around the country to vote for their area to be cabled with fibre optic connections. They will bring the fastest fibre based broadband to Burnham if enough people vote for it by going to http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com."
Darren added: "Current speeds of around 5Mps will increase initially to around 40Mps with the potential for 1000Mps once fibre is installed!"
"It would be good if people tested their current broadband speed using one of the many free and quick to use services such as Speed Test to demonstrate how far off the 1000Mps dream they are now and why they should vote."