Superfast broadband plans for Bracknell Forest go ahead header image

Published: 5th Nov 2012

Many Bracknell Forest residents are anticipating having their poor ADSL connections overhauled in the coming years as the local council works towards installing superfast broadband connections in the area.

Bracknell Forest Council has urged local people to pledge their support to the scheme in order to ensure it is pushed through.

Local MP Dr Phillip Lee recently asked the secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs, Owen Paterson, what steps he is taking towards rural broadband access, reports Get Reading.

"Many of the people of Bracknell and Finchampstead have long had to suffer from poor broadband access, despite my constituency being close to the heart of the UK's IT industry," Dr Lee complained.

Mr Paterson responded by noting that rural broadband access is a key priority for the government, with plans to relax planning constraints in order to speed up the roll out.

One solution for rural customers could be installing a connection, given that the satellite broadband service is specially designed for rural areas.

Posted by Mark Wynn