Better Broadband - But Not Yet
The message from last night's Joint Parish Council Meeting was very much - faster broadband is on its way but is unlikely to reach Denton for some time.
Karen O'Kane, who lives in the village, heads up the County Council's team working with BT to provide improved internet access across the county. She told the meeting about the challenges of updating the current copper-based telephone network to support a fast broadband service.
The objective is to extend a fibre-optic cable network from every local exchange to improve transmission rates towards the national standard of 24 megabits per second. Final links will continue to rely on copper wire connections so, as now, the actual speeds achieved will depend on the distance of each property from the local distribution cabinet.
It seems there are many areas of the county with a worse service than Denton and they are being tackled first. Karen was unable to tell the meeting just how long users of the Homersfield exchange would have to wait, but then at least she has to share our problems.
Further information, including an interactive map which shows the status of each exchange, is available on the "Better Broadband for Norfolk" website.