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Appeal to help lobby for superfast broadband for Ilfracombe

By tinap  |  Posted: October 09, 2012

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COMBEbusiness is encouraging Ilfracombe businesses to register their need for superfast broadband in the area.

Barnstaple and Bideford exchanges have all been scheduled for an upgrade to superfast broadband in 2013. However, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Woolacombe have so far been left off the list.
Robert Zarywacz from COMBEbusiness said, "BT Openreach will only upgrade exchanges where it can prove there is commercial demand as it will take 12 years for it to recover its investment in the infrastructure.
"If we want superfast broadband in Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe, the whole community has to show it needs it."
COMBEbusiness was established in 2011 with the prime aim of promoting business in Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Combe Martin and the surrounding area of North Devon. It regularly runs workshops to support local businesses. 
You can register your requirement for superfast broadband here. Registering does not commit you to taking the service or to any one supplier. 

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  • dalestuckley  |  October 10 2012, 11:46PM

    I back this appeal but you will get heard and noticed more if you include other areas and not just Ilfracombe. Braunton and Combe Martin as well as all villages between them have the same problem of slow Broadband. BT cannot ignore so many people.