Lyme Regis fringe areas to 'miss out' on BDUK scheme header image

Fringe areas of the Dorset town Lyme Regis are set to miss out on the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme for introducing high-speed internet services.

The BDUK initiative aims to bring super-fast broadband to between 90 and 95 per cent of Dorset.

However, the remaining areas are likely to receive download speeds that could be as low as two Mb/ps, recombu reports.

This means local businesses that are located on the fringes of Lyme Regis, such as golf clubs, will miss out on the improved service.

Lorna Jenkin, councillor for Lyme Regis, told Bridport News that areas on the outskirts of the town will have to rely on the Superfast Dorset scheme to upgrade their internet connection.

The scheme is run by Dorset County Council and aims to ensure that all areas of the county receive a high-speed internet service.

An alternative solution may be satellite broadband, which can immediately bring super-fast internet connections to remote areas through the installation of a satellite dish and modem.

Posted by Craig Roberts