Broadband is not just about technology – it is really about people connecting with each other and is becoming an essential part of daily life for most.
Lack of good broadband infrastructure has an impact on learning, business, leisure and - increasingly - access to health and social care services. In short poor broadband can increase levels of social and economic disadvantage, and this can be made worse in rural areas where a lack of basic services may already a day-to-day reality.
Kent County Council is leading a major campaign called 'Making Kent Quicker' which is overseeing millions of pounds of new investment in improving broadband infrastructure. This has already helped improve broadband connections to over 110,000 properties. More information is available at www.kent.gov/leisure-and-community/broadband - including a postcode checker so you can see if your home or business is in a superfast broadband area.