Call for help in drawing up broadband map

A county council is drawing up a map of problem broadband areas and needs businesses’ help.

Herts County Council is in the process of identifying problem areas in the county and wants businesses to fill out an online survey to let them know what issues they are having at work.

David Lloyd, executive member for resources and economic well-being at County Hall, said: “Hertfordshire’s businesses need good broadband access to be competitive and keep pace with other parts of the UK. There are certain parts of the county, even business parks and urban areas, that struggle to get good broadband speed and access.

“The county council is in the process of drawing up a Local Broadband Plan which will identify problem areas and work out the best and most cost-effective ways of making improvements.

“We would like Hertfordshire-based businesses to fill in the survey so that we can build the results into the Local Broadband Plan, making it as comprehensive as possible.

“This is just one part of the research we are undertaking to improve our network. The plan will identify ways that we can improve broadband for residents and people who work from home as well.”

To take part in the survey, which closes on August 12, go to www.hertsdirect.org/your-community/broadband

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