The survey has now closed.
The four West
Coast Councils in conjunction with Tai Poutini Polytechnic are working together
to submit an application to Central Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative and
Mobile Black Spot Funding.
Completing a residents
survey is an extremely important requirement of this application as we need to
detail the current situation of our households and workplaces, and future needs
of our communities and businesses for the whole West Coast.
“Our current services
need to be upgraded to an acceptable level for all residents of the West Coast.
Having quality broadband services is particularly essential for medical
services, education, and allowing our businesses to be on an equal footing with
city areas. Broadband is one of the biggest enablers for business to happen and
we wish to promote the ultimate of having excellent IT with our wonderful West
Coast lifestyle” comments Buller Mayor, Garry Howard.
We are aiming
at a level of 100 Megabits per second (Mbps). Comparatively, a good portion of households
throughout the Coast are currently receiving a service of less than 5Mbps.
The survey is being
printed in The Messenger on 17 June 2015 and can also be completed online.
appreciate the completion of the survey by Friday 26 June 2015. Completed
surveys can be handed into any of the Council offices on the West Coast. Paper copies can also be posted to you on
request, please phone 0800 807 239.
Click here to complete the West Coast Digital Strategy Survey online.