Internet speeds due for a boost
System upgrade before March 2015
WORK is set to take place to improve a village’s broadband connection and bring it in line with surrounding areas.
People in Denham have complained of having much slower broadband speeds than neighbours in Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross.
They say the slow speeds make activities such as working from home or streaming films from the internet almost impossible.
However, work is to be carried out to improve the situation, with Connect Counties, a programme set up by Bucks and Herts county councils which liaises with broadband providers to make improvements, saying that it is due to take place before March next year.
David Caldwell of Village Road, Denham, is one of those who has campaigned for the improvements to be made.
He asked people living nearby to write to him so he could lobby broadband providers to make changes.
He said: “We’ve been so far behind the rest of the UK for so long, and we haven’t been part of the 21st century.
“We want the work to be done as quickly as possible because we are sick of being put on the back burner. We don’t want it to be delayed any further.”
Connect Counties says cabinets in Denham, from which the broadband service is provided, have been surveyed and that upgrade work is imminent, with services available to be ordered from providers early next year.
Seven cabinets in Denham area need upgraded.
Other areas, set to be upgraded from now until June next year, include Gerrards Cross, Fulmer, Great Missenden, Little Chalfont and Iver.
People can check the progress of work in their areas, or check how good the broadband connection is near them by visiting www.connectedcounties. org. the