Could full fibre, gigabit broadband boost your business?

Future business success and the competitiveness of the city region economy will be increasingly linked with the quality and speed of Bristol’s broadband offer.   National research shows businesses are looking for more choice in broadband speeds and also emphasising the quality of the connection, including reliability and upload speed.

For businesses that have already made the jump to ultrafast speeds, the impact has often been transformative – helping businesses become more productive, competitive and to grow faster.

Bristol City Council wants to get an up-to-date view of Bristol’s businesses, large and small, of their experiences of their broadband connection and the demand for full fibre broadband, ultrafast speeds (above 300 mbps down) and higher quality connections.  They also want to hear from organisations from the voluntary and community sector.

Please complete our business / organisation broadband survey

Be the first to know about new incentives

Businesses completing the survey can opt-in to invites to future seminars to hear from other businesses’ experiences and speak to telecoms providers.  Survey respondents will also be amongst the first to know about expected new financial incentives from the UK Government to secure a full fibre connection.

Your views working for Bristol

The UK Government is helping by committing £1 billion+ to full fibre and wireless (5G) and developing a range of initiatives to help businesses reach a full fibre future.  Bristol will compete for a share of this money with other cities.  To help our bids succeed they need to be based on up-to-date evidence and information on demand – hence our business broadband survey.

Find out more about citizen sensing and get involved

citizen sensingFind out more about how you could get involved in citizen sensing and how this technology could be used to tackle community issues.

Come along to Knowle West Media Centre on Wednesday 27th Jan (6.30 to 9.30pm) and find out more.  This fun event will be an evening of networking, interactive art, tech and play and also feature interactive exhibits from Bristol Hackspace, sensor demos from the University of Bristol and free drinks!

Venue:
Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol BS4 1NL – getting to the Media Centre

When
– Wednesday 27th Jan – 6.30 to 9.30pm

Reserve your place

To give us an idea of numbers, you’re recommended to reserve your place 

More information

Find out more by calling 0117 903 0444 or email martha.king@kwmc.org.uk

Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol Hack Space, Arts Council England, University of Bristol, Ideas for Change and Bristol City Council are working together on this event and The Bristol Approach to citizen sensing.