Fast Broadband in Rural Somerset

Rural businesses in Somerset are forging ahead after hooking up to the country's largest rural wireless network.

Supported by Somerset County Council, the community interest company South West Internet, has helped companies in Somerset connect to the Internet from some of the most remote parts of the county.

The new wireless broadband infrastructure is making working in Somerset’s most rural areas as easy as working in the city.

With outstanding opportunities for business development, combined with a top-quality lifestyle and now the most extensive rural wireless network in the country, Somerset is fast becoming a desirable location for businesses to base themselves. Connecting Somerset's Programme Manager, Dave Cornish, says, "The project has had a profound impact, and goes a long way to boosting business in the countryside."