Ultrafast Broadband for Fifehead St Quentin
Wessex Internet brings fast broadband service to residents of Fifehead St Quentine in north Dorset.
08:31 04 August 2021
A community project that took advantage of a government subsidised voucher scheme is bringing fast, reliable broadband service to St Quentin in north Dorset. The scheme was set up to connect communities in rural areas that do not have access to decent Wi-Fi service. The project is supported by the Dorset Council and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, which topped up the funds to cover the cost of the installation.
Among the first to receive the service are Lee and Wendy Dickenson. Lee said: "It's early days, but as we both use the internet we are pleased to be able to get this superfast connection.
"We’d heard about Wessex Internet as we’d looked into a wireless connection in the past so when they got in touch, we were pleased to be given the opportunity to get full fibre installed."
Dorset Council’s deputy leader, Councillor Peter Wharf, said: "We are delighted to see the first fibre installation using Dorset top-up funding come to fruition.
"Seeing a rural community go from struggling on meagre broadband speeds to enjoying ultra-fast connections is exactly why we provided these additional funds.
"Without the Dorset top-up, communities like Fifehead St Quintin would still be forced to cope with inadequate broadband not fit for the 21st century. Our rural area must not be left behind in today’s digital world."