With the Government announcing an extra £200 million in funding for full-fibre broadband as part of its new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, Bristol council is asking for you to have your say on what Bristol needs for faster and more reliable broadband for homes and businesses.

“All businesses, in every area, SMEs, larger companies, voluntary organisations, public and private sector, are invited to give their views”

 

Its five-minute survey will let the council assess local demand for full-fibre broadband and businesses completing the survey can also opt in to attend seminars on this topic and find out about any financial incentives to help them secure a full-fibre connection. Businesses will also be able to hear from others that have already made the jump to ultrafast and better understand the benefits.

Join the high-speed revolution

It’s clear that better connectivity can have a big impact for business. Bristol-based production company Wildseed Studios are advocates of the higher speeds available, as Networking Manager Chris Pearless told the CityFibre website: “Having the speed is great, but more importantly, the gigabit connection has given us flexibility. Instead of days, we can now make changes in hours. It’s added an agility and quality to the production we haven’t seen before.”

Councillor Helen Holland cabinet member for Place in BristolHelen Holland, Cabinet member for Place (pictured right), is keen for as many people as possible to get involved with the survey: “We really want to hear from all Bristol businesses. We want to be sure that we fully understand the issues currently and future opportunities for better broadband in the city.

“All businesses, in every area, SMEs, larger companies, voluntary organisations, public and private sector, are invited to give their views. We’ll use the results of the survey to help attract vital new investment to improve Bristol’s broadband which is so critical to our economic future.”

You can add your views via the Better Broadband for Bristol survey until 30 April and you can see more and keep up to date with the results at the Connecting Bristol website or by following them on Twitter here: @connectbristol