Surrey council reaffirms broadband rollout pledge despite delays
Surrey County Council has restated its commitment to pushing ahead with its local superfast broadband project, despite recent delays.
Get Surrey reports that the council has written to communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles to complain over a holdup in the provision of key funding for the project.
The central government was supposed to have signed off on State Aid for the project - which will deliver faster connection speeds across the county - by May 2012, with a preferred partner being approved by July 24th 2012.
According to the council, current plans will see a commercial partner chosen later this month instead.
A spokesman for the council said: "Our aim is to ensure that homes and businesses can access superfast broadband and make use of the benefits it offers, no matter where they are located in the county."
Under the council's plans, people across Surrey will be able to benefit from upgraded speeds no slower than 24Mbps.