In this issue of In Touch you can read about new ultrafast broadband locations in the South West which have been unveiled as Openreach launches a new 'pilot' network. Thousands of people in St Austell and Swindon can now get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country. And BT is working with around 50 hard-to-reach communities in the region who have signed up for a Community Fibre Partnership with BT.
EE has also predicted that one of the region’s biggest events, the Glastonbury Festival, will be the most shared live event of 2017. Having been confirmed as the official technology and communications partner for Glastonbury for the fifth year running, we’ll be bringing the most powerful temporary 4G network seen at any UK event to the 900-acre site at Worthy Farm.
You can also read about the new BT funded new Sensory Room for disabled young people at Lampard Community School in Barnstaple. And congratulations to Madeleine Maddison, one of our local BT Volunteers who has won the UK Volunteer of the year award in the annual BT Chairman’s awards which recognise BT employees for the volunteering activities that they undertake.
Finally I’m delighted to have been appointed to head up our public sector business in the South West and Wales and look forward to working with many of you.
Jon Reynolds, Chair of the South West Regional Board