Future-Proof Broadband Heading to Dorset
The Government's Project Gigabit programme is set to deliver lightning fast broadband in North and East Dorset.
11:57 07 September 2022
The Government's £5billion Project Gigabit programme is bringing lightning-fast broadband to thousands of residential and commercial premises in north and east Dorset.
Blandford-based Wessex Internet is set to roll out the service starting this year, with the rollout expected to be completed by 2025. Dorset Council and the government will work hand in hand to identify areas in the county that are in dire need of the service.
Cllr Jill Haynes, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for Corporate Development and Transformation, said: “This significant government investment in Dorset is great news for communities and businesses that would otherwise have been left behind as the country moves to gigabit-capable broadband.
“Good broadband connection has never been more important as we rebuild the economy after the pandemic.
“We look forward to working with Wessex Internet and the government on this exciting development in technology, which will greatly benefit some of the most rural parts of our county.”