Improving internet provision in Wiltshire is one of the council’s key areas for investment as outlined in the Willtshire Council business plan 2011-2015 Business Plan 7mb. We are investing £16 million in digital inclusion and access to super-fast broadband to support homes and business throughout the county.
Currently not all places and people in Wiltshire have the same access to broadband. This is due to the fact that Wiltshire is a large rural county and it is uneconomic in some areas to supply broadband and the next generation superfast broadband to homes and businesses. This means if nothing is done, a significant number of people will find it increasingly difficult to take advantage of the internet and the wide range of online services available.
The digital inclusion project has three objectives which together form a strong basis to support a wide range of other initiatives especially in promoting economic growth, tackling social disadvantage, and in achieving a low carbon society. They are:
- To improve access to broadband for citizens and businesses in Wiltshire.
- To increase the uptake and usage of council on-line services.
- To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to become digitally literate and confident users of technology.
Visit the Wiltshire Online website to find out more.
This dedicated website is the one-stop-shop for all information on the rollout of superfast broadband, advice for those wanting to learn about or make more of being online and details of how to sign up as a volunteer to assist others.
Last updated: 27 April 2015