Still time for businesses to give views on broadband
A survey for businesses to give their views on broadband in West Sussex closes at the end of March.
Nearly 600 businesses have responded so far, letting West Sussex County Council know how broadband helps, or hinders, their work.
The County Council’s been lobbying BT and internet service providers to help get faster broadband in West Sussex and tackle ‘not spots’ where people are unable to get broadband at all.
Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Deborah Urquhart said: “We’re keen to hear from as many businesses as possible to help us understand which areas are affected by poor internet connection.
“Many businesses rely on the internet, and we want to do all we can to help encourage internet service providers to make the system in West Sussex as fast and efficient as possible, so supporting our economy.”
All survey responses will be used by the County Council as evidence when lobbying for improvements and towards bids for funding that could help bring improved quality broadband to the county.
There are a number of ways to fill in the survey:
· For those who have access to the internet, it is available at www.westsussex.gov.uk/broadband
· Printed copies of the questionnaire are available from West Sussex Libraries or by calling 01243 642119.
The deadline for responses is Monday March 28.