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Malmesbury votes needed for super-fast broadband!

BT has announced ‘The Race to Infinity’ a huge investment in next generation internet infrastructure...faster broadband to you and me, capable of streaming realtime video and much more.

Rather like its broadband roll out in the early ‘noughties’ BT are encouraging people in communities to vote with their mice and register an interest. Back then I launched a web site and had a letter published in the Gazette & Herald and Malmesbury reached its quota of 320 sign ups over a weekend.

This time ‘The Race to Infinity’ is limited to the five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December 31st 2010. BT will also donate £5,000 of computer equipment to a local community project.

 

You may think we don’t really need fast broadband in Malmesbury. Think again! With over 1.5 million web pages added to the internet each day and the growth of more and more online services like the BBC iPlayer, we are going to need all the bandwidth we can get. Small rural places like Malmesbury often get by-passed and it is up to us to get our voices heard.

If you would like Malmesbury to be in with a chance, click on the link below, register and vote. Don't forget to spread the word among your Malmesbury friends either via email Facebook or Twitter.

Whilst it is unlikely that Malmesbury will win this race it sure will send a message to BT that there are a significant number of people living and working in rural areas who demand the same level of services as the larger towns and cities. Communities like Malmesbury proved BT wrong once let's prove them wrong again!

Happy clicking

William Allbrook

To register your vote, please click here: The Race to Infinity

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