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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

A business group in Wells has stressed the need for faster broadband in the city.

The area has not been included in BT's plans for the rollout of super-fast broadband in the region, meaning it will have to wait at least three years to receive an upgraded service, the Wells Journal reports. 

This has led to the Mendip Hub - an organisation established to promote the interests of local businesses in the area - to campaign for the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which manages the rollout, to ensure Wells is part of the next stage of the process.

Judith Ludovino, Mendip Hub managing director, commented: "We urge everyone who uses the internet in Wells to complete Connecting Devon and Somerset's Broadband Demand Registration Survey."

She added the project will not include the city in the next stage of the super-fast rollout unless local people make it clear there is demand for the service. 

Another way residents of Wells could improve their internet connection - without having to rely on the Connecting Devon and Somerset scheme - is satellite broadband

This service can provide speeds of up to 20 Mbps and is available immediately.

Posted by Mark Wynn