The initiative comes after a study of Ofcom market data revealed inconsistencies in local internet speeds and significant ‘not spots’ where no high speed fibre is available.
Map of broadband lines below 2Mb/s. (This image may take longer to download if you live in Furzedown or Earlsfield!) pic.twitter.com/RiZkk7r4Y4— Simon Hogg (@CllrSimonHogg) July 27, 2015
The new survey aims to measure residents’ views and develop the council’s evidence base. Results could be used to lobby for new investment in the borough’s broadband infrastructure and secure a better deal for local consumers.
This first piece of council research focuses on the domestic market. A second online survey is set to follow investigating business broadband services and the impacts of weak and strong performance on the local economy.