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Show your support for the Faster Broadband for Worcestershire campaign
6:20pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
HELPING children with their homework and being able to work from home are some of the key benefits that better broadband would bring families living in the village of Upper Bentley, near Redditch.
And residents are being urged to register their demands for faster broadband with Worcestershire County Council now.
Paul Meads, who lives in Upper Bentley, works as an operations director of a company based 50 miles away from his home,and because of the slow broadband speed in Upper Bentley, is unable to work from home.
Mr Mead said: "I have been provided with all the technology required to work from home however I am unable to do so due to our very slow broadband and poor 3G reception.
"This necessitates a completely unnecessary 100 mile round trip to the office, contributing to needless carbon emissions. A fast broadband connection would allow me to work from home when needed, reduce needless journeys and improve my work life balance".
A county council spokesman said: “Faster broadband is vital to our local businesses and residents. Businesses have told us that broadband speeds are a key consideration when choosing their location and that slower speeds hold them back.”
People can show their support for the Faster Broadband for Worcestershire campaign by completing the county council’s online survey on its website, and people can also visit its facebook page, at www.facebook.com/broadbandworcs.