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Somerset's Next-Gen Broadband

Posted: 14th Jun, 2006 By: MarkJ
Somerset's County Council Economic Development team has chosen to expand its 'Connecting Somerset' initiative by gearing up to launch a Next Generation Broadband (NGB) network in the area (mix of wireless and fibre optics):

Imagine using your existing broadband connection to transfer calls from your home phone to your mobile, or sending moving images from your car to your television screen and being able to send huge files in a second at the touch of a button.

This is the vision of Somerset County Council’s Economic Development team, which wants to ensure that Somerset is not left behind in the booming internet industry.

Somerset County Council’s Connecting Somerset initiative, which saw broadband made available to all towns and villages across the county, has proved so successful that project leaders are gearing up to launch Somerset’s Next Generation Broadband (NGB).

The newest service, which currently only operates in large UK, is carried by a mix of wireless and fibre optic cable technology and brings even higher speed internet communication to homes and businesses.

It is hoped the new technology will open up a wealth of opportunities and have a large impact on the way we work, how education and public services operate and how people use information and the internet.

Among some of the other benefits of NGB are video conferencing with your colleagues or clients at work meaning they don’t have to come in to the office or with family around the globe. NGB also gives workers the opportunity to access their employer’s network from home meaning they have the same facilities as if they were at their office desk.

Friends and relatives can also be kept up-to-date with information at the touch of a button, and children may be able to learn from home by specialist teachers located around the UK.

Dave Cornish, Somerset County Council’s Business and Strategy Manager, said: “All of these possibilities are likely to be come reality over the next three to five years and it is the role of the NGB project to get them to Somerset as quickly as possible."


Unfortunately there's no mention of who will be tasked with the delivery of Somerset's NGB, although we'd assume that BT's own 21CN program might have some involvement.
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