Internet speeds throughout the parish are an on-going issue. Over the last year, high speed coverage has improved with areas such as Portmore, Sandy Down and Norly Wood having improved coverage. A large part of Pilley is currently in the design stages under the Governments plans for 95% coverage by the end of 2018. Details of the planned coverage can be found here: (click on "Hampshire Wave 2: 2016-2018" to see covered areas).

However, there will be areas which are not covered. The government are running a consultation on how to cover the last 5% with a universal service obligation. The consultation ends on 9th October 2017. The consultation is described as:

"The Digital Economy Act 2017 which received Royal Assent in April, enabled the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed of at least 10Mbps, up to a reasonable cost threshold - no matter where they live or work. Following this, the Government is consulting on the specific design of the USO which would be set in secondary legislation."

I would encourage those of you concerned with broadband provision in the Parish to respond to the consultation. Full details can be found here: