broadband arrives for 400 homes and businesses in Brean
and businesses in Brean have welcomed the arrival of super-fast
broadband access in the village this month.
Devon and Somerset (CDS) has brought broadband of up to 80mbps
to more than 400 homes and businesses in the village following
the introduction of three new fibre cabinets.
James Heappey, MP for the Burnham-On-Sea area, said the new service
is having "a huge impact" on people in Brean. "It
matters hugely not only to residents and the many businesses here
but also the 30,000 visitors a week so important to the economy
in this part of Somerset," he said.
By the end of December 2016, Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS),
the tax-payer subsidised broadband roll-out, says it will have
achieved its phase 1 targets on time, making faster fibre broadband
available to around 320,000 premises in areas not covered by commercial
House, Director at Holiday Resort Unity & Brean Leisure Park,
added: "With access to superfast broadband weve been
able to move our reservation system to a service hosted in the
cloud which has made a massive difference to the way we run the
business owner Stuart Nash at Brean's Old Rectory Motel said:
"We are really pleased that Brean now has superfast broadband.
It makes such a difference to the area and is a boost for the
tourism industry here."
Cllr David Hall, Somerset Councils Cabinet Member for Economic
Development, said: "Im delighted for everybody in Brean
who now has the opportunity to access superfast broadband as a
result of the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. The ability
to access high quality communications infrastructure is both critical
to businesses and an important part of improving quality of life,
and the more people across Devon and Somerset who are connected,
the better for everyone."
Paul Coles, BT South West regional manager, added: "The rollout
of high-speed fibre broadband represents a major investment to
the Brean area. It will provide a vital boost for local households
and businesses because whatever you do online you can do it better
with fibre broadband."
(L-R) Martin Stockwell, Sunningcrest Caravan Park; Paul
Coles, South West Regional Manager, BT; Matt Ballard, CDS Programme
Manager; James Heappey, Member of Parliament for the Wells Constituency;
and, Alan House, ?Director at Holiday Resort Unity & Brean