Saturday, 2 August 2014

Superfast Broadband in Penzance town centre

Just a quick post, I'm still away visiting in laws, don't fret normal wordy and lengthy posts will return soon!

The big news is of course that the story has been run by the Cornishman. With some good arguments (see that here) hopefully the powers that be I.e. BT, Superfast Cornwall and Cornwall Council will start to take note and we might see the much trumpeted next gen technology in Penzance town centre some time soon. 

A couple of things to point out, I've had a number of replies from town centre organisations via email, Facebook message and on the Google docs form. These need to be collated when I get back and I'm hoping to get some more responses to gain a better understanding of how the Internet (and crucially it's speed) plays a part in the town's commerce.

But there are key themes,  notably a sense of frustration with BT/ Superfast Cornwall about the roll out of fibre to the premises and the ever delayed dates of when superfast broadband will be available. The importance of fast, reliable internet on existing business. How superfast broadband could increase efficency, allow some companies to expand and many to grow. There are a number of shops, as you would expect, not reliant on the internet but see the potential as a good thing for Penzance. 

Stay tuned for more on this soon.