Council turns broadband provider

A £1.5m scheme by the district council to deliver superfast broadband in isolated villages could be completed by the end of summer.
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The North Marston/ Granborough/ Hogshaw area has been chosen as it’s unlikely the technology will be delivered there by either a communications company or the Connected Counties scheme in a reasonable timeframe, according to Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The authority has set up the Aylesbury Vale Broadband company, funded from £1.5 million it has received from the New Homes Bonus.

Site surveys have been commissioned and it’s hoped the work will be completed by the end of summer.

More than 100 residents attended a meeting in North Marston about the pilot.

nterest in the service.

Cllr Neil Blake, leader of AVDC, who was at the meeting, said: “It was very encouraging to see so many local people attending the meeting and reinforces the importance of getting everyone connected.

“We are very keen to support this and believe it’s a great use of our New Homes Bonus.

“We are optimistic that if this pilot project proves successful then we will be able to roll this out to other locations in the Vale.”

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