Dorset Project Gigabit
Wessex Internet to rollout full fibre broadband to key public service sites in Dorset following government funding.
20:54 26 May 2022
Full fibre broadband will be rolled out to key public sites, including schools, libraries and tourist attractions, in Dorset as part of the government's £5billion Project Gigabit funding.
The scheme will benefit 35 sites located in areas that are not covered and will not be covered by commercial internet providers. The project will be managed by Dorset Council while Wessex Internet, which is based in Blandford, will deliver the fibre. The service will make it possible for residents and local businesses to one day also benefit from it.
Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for Corporate, Transformation and Digital, Cllr Jill Haynes, said: “This is fantastic news for many areas of Dorset that would otherwise have been left behind as we all start to move to gigabit-capable broadband speeds.
“It will bring immediate benefit to the sites included in the plans and it will also make it easier for residents and businesses in those areas to look to upgrade their broadband one day.
“Our reliance on very good broadband speeds is only going to become more important as technology evolves and investment like this will provide certainty for these communities’ futures.”