King’s Sutton needs much faster Internet access to benefit from the latest “connected” devices such as Smart TVs. Superfast Broadband would bring speeds of 30 megabits per second or more to the village — over 10 times faster than the maximum we can achieve today. But if we don’t act quickly, King’s Sutton may have to wait until 2018 or later for the necessary fibre optic connections from our local exchange in Adderbury.
DEFRA funding could bring us Superfast Broadband within two years instead of six
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is providing funds to help villages like ours accelerate Superfast Broadband availability. So King’s Sutton Parish Council is teaming up with Newbottle & Charlton (both of which, like us, rely on the Adderbury exchange) to put in a joint bid for the money. Success could mean we’re all enjoying Superfast Broadband speeds as early as 2014. But we need to prove the potential demand to DEFRA first.
That’s where you come in... We need everyone in the village who cares about our Internet access to complete a very short online survey. (Only six questions!) And we need you to do it by July 1st at the latest. Completing and submitting the survey doesn’t commit you to anything and will take only two minutes of your time — probably less. The parish council will use your answers to support our bid for DEFRA funding and for no other purpose.
Please click here now to participate in the survey and be sure to send this link to your friends and neighbours in the village so they can do it too!