West Sussex County Council, BT and Governments Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) initiative have been working on an exciting projected called ‘Better Connected’ The project aims to make it possible for more than 90% of premises across West Sussex to connect to better, faster broadband services by spring 2016. By this date all premises will be able to access downloads speeds of at least 2Mbps.

Phase one of the project has recently completed and 5,000 West Sussex homes and businesses can get access to better, faster broadband. This first phase enabled connection to high speed fibre broadband through internet service providers across- 

Ashington, Billingshurst, Bosham, Fittleworth, Graffham, Petworth, Pulborough, Selsey, Sidlesham, Storrington and West Chiltington.

 The roll out continues this month with more fibre broadband availability set to ‘go live’ from new green fibre cabinets connected to exchanges at Kirdford and Wisborough Green.

Lionel Barnard, cabinet member for residents’ services at West Sussex County Council said: “Our project to bring better, faster broadband to the majority of the county is now gaining real momentum. We are delighted that the first 5,000 premises to be able to be connected to high-speed broadband can now access the technology.”

The Better Connected West Sussex Broadband project aims to provide fibre broadband infrastructure to more than 44,000 premises by spring 2016. It builds on BT’s on-going commercial fibre deployment across the county, which has already given more than 300,000 homes and businesses access to the technology.

 The project has eight phases, to find out more about the project and if you can access high speed fibre broadband in your area click here http://www.westsussex-betterconnected.org.uk/home