On Saturday 3 December – Small Business Saturday – Mark joined local residents for the opening of a new broadband scheme in rural Horton.
The gigabit full fibre broadband was installed by Exascale, an internet service provider founded in 2009 and which has offices in Trench Lock.
The new broadband infrastructure is being delivered under the Government's £210 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme, which offers vouchers worth up to £4500 to homes and businesses in rural areas to help cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband.
Commenting, Mark said:
“Exascale is a great example of a local start-up business which is going from strength to strength and delivering on its amazing 'Digital Village' concept. The extension of broadband to more rural areas, backed by government funding, is helping to connect people and communities.”