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Broadband Survey

Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions.

Q1 Are you responding to this survey as:  (Please select one option)

Personal use of the internet

Q2 Which of these, if any, do you use or own? (please select all that apply)
Q3 What do you do online? (please select all that apply)
Q4 How often do you use the internet? (please select one option)

Internet speed and performance

If you do not know the answer to these questions please select “don’t know” and move onto the next question.

Q5 What is the 'up-to' download speed that your Internet Service Provider claims to provide?  For example up to 20mbps is a common feature of many broadband service packages. (Please select one option)

Broadband speed is measured in kbps (kilobits per second). Approximately 1000 Kbps is 1Mb/s.  You can use the speed checker link at www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk to check your internet speed.

Q8 How reliable is your internet service?  (please select one option)
Q9 How satisfied are you with your current broadband performance? (please select one option)
Q10 Will the future location of your business be influenced by the provision of broadband? (please select one option)
Q11 Is the performance of your business restricted by existing broadband provision? (please select one option)

Superfast broadband

Q12 Are you aware of any provision of Superfast Broadband (faster than 25mbps) in your area?  (please select one option)
Q14 Would you support the roll out of superfast broadband in Central Bedfordshire? (please select one option)
Q15 If available in your area, would you want Superfast Broadband?  (please select one option)
Q16 How much would you be willing to pay for Superfast Broadband on a contract basis per month? (Please select one box in each row)

See the table below for an overview on download times.

Table 1: Overview of download times for files (Source: Analysys Mason, BT)
  £10 or less   £11 - £20   £21 - £29   £30 - £39   £40 - £49   £50 or more
  8 - 24 mbps          
  25-49 mbps          
  50-100 mbps          
  More than 100 mbps          
Q17 In some areas superfast broadband infrastructure lies outside premise boundaries. Due to technical and physical constraints the cost of connection varies. How much would you be willing to pay for a connection to your premises?  (please select one option)
Q19 If you would you be happy to share your details with commercial broadband providers to raise the profile of demand in Central Bedfordshire and help us to attract market investment into the area to deliver better services please provide your contact details below.

About you

The following information will help us when considering your opinions and will ensure that we are getting the views of all members of the community. The answers will not be used to identify any individual. Our data protection statement is provided at the end of this form. You can read more about why we ask these questions on our website.

Q20 What sector is your organisation in?  (Please select one option)
Q21 Are you a home based business?  (Please select one option)
Q22 How many employees are there on your site/ premise? (Please select one option)
Q23 Are you male or female? (Please select one option)
Q24 What is your age? (Please select one option)
Q25 Do you consider yourself to be disabled? (Please select one option)
Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is considered to have a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment which has a sustained and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.
Q26 To which of these groups do you consider you belong? (Please select one option)
Q28 Which of these activities best describes what you are doing at present? (Please select one option)

Thank you.

Please click 'submit' to send your response.

Data Protection Act 1998
Please note that your personal details supplied on this form will be held and/or computerised by Central Bedfordshire Council for the purpose of assessing broadband speeds and demand for super fast broadband. The information collected may be disclosed to officers and members of central Bedfordshire Council and its partners involved in this consultation. Summarised information from the forms may be published, but no individual details will be disclosed under these circumstances. Your personal details will be safeguarded and will not be divulged to any other individuals or organisations for any other purposes.

Information classification: Protected when complete

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