app reveals broadband hotspots and 'not spots' in Burnham area
welcomed the launch of a smartphone and tablet app by Ofcom that
helps residents find out the quality of their wireless internet
signal, as well as offering practical steps to get the best from
Heappey said this week: "This is a positive step allowing
constituents the ability to know what level of service they are
receiving in comparison to what they are actually paying for."
the troubleshooting steps and advice that it offers give people
the chance to make immediate changes that could improve the service
rather than having to ring a customer service number or go online
and search for that detail."
added: "The coverage maps show a lot of the constituency
without superfast connections. A lot of it is farmland but there
is no escaping that there are still many communities waiting for
of the areas highlighted have been upgraded since Ofcom produced
their report or are scheduled for upgrade this year. Nonetheless,
I will continue working with the Connecting Devon and Somerset
Programme to make sure they stick to the commitment of reaching
up and, if it finds a problem, will provide some troubleshooting
tips to hesuperfast broadband in 95% of premises."
app tests the Wi-Fi set-up improve broadband. It is free to download
from Apple's App Store and Google Play.