For many households, and particularly for businesses, a fast, reliable Internet service is now essential. Northumberland is recognised as an area in need of improved high-speed broadband, and the intention is to provide access to fibre broadband to around 95% of residential and business premises in Northumberland by the end of 2015, as part of the iNorthumberland programme delivered by Arch Digital.
At present it is unclear just how much of the Slaley and Healey area will be included in the current plans, so the Community Trust (with the support of the two Parish Councils) are undertaking this survey to establish the needs of the local community.
We need your help!
In order to get better broadband, we must be able to demonstrate that enough people in this area want and need it! Can you help to improve internet access in and around Slaley & Healey, and would you take part in a short survey?
This survey is now available online here: Better Broadband Survey
If this survey demonstrates a definite need for action, we will then establish a working group to look at current & alternative solutions, and to liaise with Arch Digital and others. Possible solutions might include fixed wireless or satellite links, as well as local community action.
Can we help you?
If you are puzzled by all the jargon, uncertain whether your connection might be improved, or would like to get involved with this project, then get in touch with Michael Elphick (Tel: 01434 673443, email: email@example.com).
For general information about broadband, different options for accessing the Internet, and what the government is doing for rural areas, look at: