We have had an interesting email from Alexandra Paton, Marketing Officer at Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme
Alexandra said: "We saw your piece on broadband in Milford on Sea and wanted to get in touch to thank you for bringing the issue of superfast broadband in Hampshire to the attention of your readers.
We would like to reassure you that Milford on Sea does not fall into the final 5% of premises that we cannot afford to connect to superfast broadband, a topic often raised in the news. Milford is in fact remarkably well covered under both wave 1 and wave 2 of our projects. The map below, taken from our website www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com, shows the location of 9 cabinets that have been upgraded in Milford on Sea, with 2 further north in Everton; these cabinets serve some 2900 premises and were all upgraded in 2014 and 2015 as part of wave 1 of our programme.
A further 7 cabinets will be upgraded under wave 2 of our programme, between July 2017 and June 2018. These upgrades will cover a further 700 premises.
We would like to encourage your readers to visit our website and register with us to check if they can access superfast speeds. So far only 183 residents in Milford on Sea have registered with us (one of the lowest numbers in the county) and this suggests that residents are not aware that we undertaking this work and that services may already be available to them. As a result, we would like to encourage any residents that haven’t already done so to register on our website: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com.
The map below shows areas covered under wave 1 of our project (red) and the wave 2 (blue) due for completion by September 2018. As you can see, Milford, Keyhaven and Everton are covered by our programme.