Public broadband survey – please take part

How Broad is your Band – complete the survey online here.

Back in 2011 we surveyed broadband speed in the NKRCC area, thanks to the 65 households and businesses who took part. The results were sent to the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment on the 5th of October 2011 and respondents. Not much has changed since then and broadband speed is minimal in most of Maryculter, Netherley, Banchory Devenick and Cookney. (What about green cabinets, fibre to Kirkton etc, and seeing Open Reach vans almost daily whose frustrated staff dry out connections and repair ancient cabling).

There have been many promised made by the Scottish government via MSPs,etc. The latest one is that we all will be connected to fibre in 2021. This is very frustrating and totally unacceptable that we have to wait another 5 years. Fibre has been installed along the B9077 (from the Milltimber bridge to the Blairs development) and B979 (from the Milltimber bridge via the B9077 to Netherley) but BT/Open Reach is refusing to improve our predicament.

Recently I have been asked by Community Broadband Scotland to rerun this survey.

Here are three questions to get an idea how much need there is for a good broadband service in our area.

1- What average speed do you have (Mbps in and out) and to which exchange are you connected. (Peterculter, Stonehaven, Bieldside, Cults, Newtonhill, Portlethen)

2- Who is your present broadband provider.

3- What is your postcode.

Please respond by email to monearn@btconnect.com by the 20th of November or call Kees Witte on 01224 732738

I will report back to you on the survey results. Meantime please keep the pressure on by contacting, Digital Scotland https://www.scotlandsuperfast.com Community Broadband Scotland http://www.hie.co.uk/community-support/community-broadband-scotland/projects.html Open Reach https://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/when-can-i-get-fibre.aspx your provider and elected representatives (email addresses are in the South Deeside View).