Prizes are up for grabs to people completing a survey which aims
to unlock a multi-million pound funding boost to improve broadband
access in Derbyshire.
Derbyshire County Council has been allocated £7.39 million from
the Government's Broadband Delivery UK scheme to improve broadband
access - but it must find the same amount in match-funding in order
to receive the money.
A key part of this is showing public demand for improved
broadband coverage to encourage investment from providers.
Almost 1,800 people and businesses have already responded to the
county council's Community Broadband survey at
But the authority needs a lot more responses and has introduced
a free prize draw - with five £50 high street vouchers to be won -
as an incentive.
Councillor Kevin Parkinson, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet
Member for Regeneration, said: "We're pleased with the response to
our survey so far because it shows the strength of support for the
work we are doing to improve broadband access for Derbyshire
residents and businesses.
"The more responses we receive the better our chances of
unlocking the allocated funding and we hope the incentive will
encourage even more people to take part.
"This is a fantastic opportunity which we can't afford to miss
out on and I'd urge everyone to spend a few minutes filling in the
Bringing fast and reliable broadband to Derbyshire is one of the
county council's key priorities.
It is running two surveys simultaneously - one for residents and
one for businesses.
If people don't have access to the internet they can visit the
county council's libraries where they can use a computer for
Or they can ring the county council's contact centre Call
Derbyshire on 08 456 058 058 or 01629 533190 where an operator will
fill in the survey while they are on the line.
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