Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the local broadband survey over the last year or so. The results can be seen by clicking on the link below – please note that these are the combined results for Brentor, Mary Tavy and Peter Tavy, all served by the Mary Tavy telephone exchange. The speed results are for Brentor only and show that 88% of broadband users in the parish get less than 2 mbs download speed and 89% achieve less than 0.49 mbs upload speed. The government’s target of 90% of broadband users having 2 mbs download speed is clearly not the case in our parish!
Click here for the Broadband survey results
The Parish Council has been in touch with our local MP concerning the plans for improving our broadband speed. Councillor Drury met with our MP on behalf of Brentor Parish and has received two copy responses as a result of his discussions:
1) From Devon County Council to our MP – click on this link to see the letter DCC letter to MP
2) An e-mail from BT to our MP. Click on this link to see this e-mail – BT response
The Editor of this website, Colin Dawes, has also been in contact with ‘Connecting Devon and Somerset’ about his apallingly slow broadband connection and received this e-mail from Ed Cross of the ‘Superfast Broadband Team’ on 29th September 2014. So it looks as if Brentor has no hope of faster broadband until at least 2017 or later!
It would seem that the best way forward will be for us all to register our interest in this issue and keep all parties involved fully aware of our desire for a better broadband connection! Why not follow BT’s own advice……………..register interest with the project team and keep in touch with them for any further updates. The web link below has more information:
You can still check your broadband speed by clicking here. (Just click the button marked ‘Start Speed Test’ below the two dials).