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ISP Vtesse Pilots Superfast Broadband for Hertfordshire UK

Posted: 17th Feb, 2010 By: MarkJ
vtesseISP Vtesse Networks, a provider of fibre optic networking services, has today announced the deployment of new infrastructure in Hertfordshire designed to demonstrate that superfast broadband can be viable for residents of "Final Third" communities. This refers to approximately one third of the UK population who currently are, for economic or technical reasons, unlikely ever to be able to receive a superfast connection.

Vtesse's pilot has identified that the communities of Birch Green, Bramfield, Hertingfordbury and Stapleford all fall into this bracket. The new services, which in other trials have delivered speeds of up to 48Mbps, are expected to be available in late spring and early summer this year. They will commence in Hertingfordbury and will ultimately provide service for up to 500 properties across the four communities.

Mark Prisk, Conservative Member of Parliament for Hertford and Stortford and Shadow Minister for Business commented:

"Broadband is vital to local villages, so this scheme for Hertingfordbury by local firm Vtesse Networks is great news."

Aidan Paul, Chief Executive of Vtesse Networks added:

"We are delighted to be able to bring super-fast broadband to communities in our home town of Hertford that may never otherwise have received them. The Government’s Digital Britain report clearly identified that one third of the population are in the same situation as those in Birch Green, Bramfield, Hertingfordbury and Stapleford.

We aim to progress the regulatory change and Government support required to support business cases that will make delivery of Vtesse Networks fast broadband possible to poorly served broadband communities everywhere.”

The services will complement Vtesse's pilots in Cornwall and Wiltshire. The Cornish services have been running since November 2009. Early feedback provides a good idea of what Hertfordshire users can expect. People who previously endured unreliable connections and painfully slow download speeds (typically below 1Mbps) now enjoy non-stop service and speeds between 33-48Mbps.

Results from the pilot will be used by Vtesse Networks to support applications for grants from the Government’s 2Mbps Universal Service Commitment (USC) Fund, and also from the Next Generation Broadband Fund announced in the recent Pre Budget Report. Assuming it makes it past the next general election. Anyone who would like to be considered for the Hertfordshire pilot can register interest and get further information by emailing hertfordshire@vtesse.com.
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