Investment by telecoms giant boost Dorset economy

Dorset Echo: Investment by telecoms giant boost Dorset economy Investment by telecoms giant boost Dorset economy

DORSET’S economy has been boosted by £80m in the past year due to investment from BT.

An independent report by Regeneris Consulting also reveals the communications giant supports 1,010 jobs across the county through direct employment, its spending with contractors and suppliers and the spending of employees.

Social Study 2013 – The Economic Impact of BT in the United Kingdom analyses the key role the company plays in economic, business and community life.

BT’s impact on the South West in 2012/13 was larger than all of the region’s research and development. About £100 million was spent with regional suppliers.

BT’s South West regional director Jon Reynolds said: “BT and its employees make a major contribution to the Dorset economy. I’m also well aware that BT people throughout the county really want to contribute to their communities."

He added: “We are creating a high-speed fibre broadband network which will be essential to the future success of local businesses and households.”

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9:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

He added: “We are creating a high-speed fibre broadband network which will be essential to the future success of local businesses and households.
At what cost to households and where will it be available? High speeds are desirable for households but where does the 'success' come in?
He added: “We are creating a high-speed fibre broadband network which will be essential to the future success of local businesses and households. At what cost to households and where will it be available? High speeds are desirable for households but where does the 'success' come in? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

9:37pm Mon 16 Dec 13

simon26r says...

What a joke. Weymouth should have had fiber a long time ago. we are still stuck until they decide to upgrade our cabanet.
What a joke. Weymouth should have had fiber a long time ago. we are still stuck until they decide to upgrade our cabanet. simon26r

6:41am Tue 17 Dec 13

Howlin Wolf says...

I would really like to see the facts and figures that add up to a tangible £80 million boost to the economy. More hot air and back patting.
I would really like to see the facts and figures that add up to a tangible £80 million boost to the economy. More hot air and back patting. Howlin Wolf

7:09pm Tue 17 Dec 13

JamesYoung says...

Howlin Wolf wrote:
I would really like to see the facts and figures that add up to a tangible £80 million boost to the economy. More hot air and back patting.
Yup. They'll have a methodology to come up with the number, but only in case anybody asks them to justify it. Won't actually have any link with reality.
[quote][p][bold]Howlin Wolf[/bold] wrote: I would really like to see the facts and figures that add up to a tangible £80 million boost to the economy. More hot air and back patting.[/p][/quote]Yup. They'll have a methodology to come up with the number, but only in case anybody asks them to justify it. Won't actually have any link with reality. JamesYoung

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