Frustrated broadband users in Bradley Stoke have been given new hope of an improvement in connection speeds after BT launched a scheme whereby residents can vote for their neighbourhood to be fast-tracked for the installation of superfast broadband.
The Race to Infinity Scheme invites residents to vote online for their area to become one of the first to enjoy fibre optic broadband.
The five areas which have the largest percentage of votes by 31st December 2010 will win the chance to bring fibre optic broadband to their area and BT will give a donation of computer equipment worth £5,000 to a local community project.
Votes can be cast on BT’s dedicated Race to Infinity website.
To register your vote, enter your postcode and click Go! The name of the exchange is then displayed, along with the current number of votes registered.
Now click Vote Now!, which leads to another dialog in which you must enter your landline number, post code (again) and whether you are a residential or business customer.
The final dialog then asks for your name, email address and house number before you are able to submit your vote.
By midnight on Monday, the first day of voting, the Almondsbury exchange (01454 numbers) had received 34 out of a possible 9,480 votes, with the Filton exchange (0117 numbers) on 18 out of 18,731.
The Bradley Stoke Journal is promoting the Race to Infinity vote as part of our Better Broadband Campaign. We have asked the Town Council to work with us and will be approaching local businesses for support. Stay tuned for further details!
Test your broadband speed now using the custom meter on our Bradley Stoke Broadband page.
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