Weymouth needs high-speed broadband, council claims
Insufficient access to high-speed broadband in Weymouth could mean the area is unable to benefit from the Olympic Games' economic legacy, according to the local council.
BT initially planned to offer the town the same connection as neighbouring Portland but decided to hold off until after the Games, much to the chagrin of businesses nearby.
Weymouth and Portland Borough's economic regeneration manager Ian Doyle told the BBC the delay has been "frustrating" for the area's economy.
This view was upheld by aquarium firm owner Nick Stantiford, who argued that his business model has been "stifled" by a lack of technology.
"We really felt if there was a legacy from the Olympics, we'd at least be left with high speed broadband, but it seems we'll have to wait longer," he added.
A BT spokesman claimed the installation will take place in 2013 and blamed an embargo on construction work for the delay.
Connectivity provider Fluidata recently revealed that its traffic enjoyed a major surge during the Olympics, with many people following the event online.