Better broadband speeds for Barkleys Hill, Bristol and environs

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We would like to petition the main broadband suppliers (BT, Sky, Virgin) to improve the substandard internet connection on Barkleys Hill and the neighbouring streets of Little Parr Close, Baileys Mead Road and The Chine.

Superfast broadband is defined as a connection with download speeds of 24Mb or above. Broadband under 2Mb is considered to be slow enough to apply for a government grant.
We have one of slowest internet connections in Bristol with download speeds of 2Mb to 5Mb and yet many of the surrounding roads in the area get download speeds of 22Mb to 40Mb.

Our local exchange, Fishponds New (SSFIS), is enabled for Openreach FTTC and should be able to provide a better speed however the broadband suppliers need some additional convincing that it is financially worth their while to upgrade the connection. I am hoping that with this petition and completing the 'register your interest' links will help with this.

Barkleys Hill is a family area and the slow speeds are surely putting a strain on households with the increase in mobile devices, streaming TV shows and sharing photos. Any resident trying to run a home business would struggle to keep an effective connection with the current speed levels.

We would therefore urge residents and local businesses to push suppliers to take action to enforcing superfast broadband in the area to enable homes and offices to maximise their internet experience and to remove the current limitations and difficulties they face with lower upload speeds.

Please check the website for updates and how you can help:
https://sites.google.com/site/barkleysbroadband

I would urge all signees to register their interest directly as this will also make a big impact:
BT: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/speed-checker/
Virgin: http://www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet/
Sky: https://fibre.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-options/sky-fibre-broadband/



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