THE fight to bring high-speed internet access to Villefranche du Périgord is gathering pace.
Led by Frenchman Georges Bolbach the plan is to petition French Telecom with the names of people who want an ADSL service in the area.
The service will only be rolled out if there is enough interest from people and business owners, so Georges is working hard to gather contact details.
Georges explained the benefits of the ADSL service, he said: “It is much faster than regular internet access and allows you to have the internet on at all times.
“You can also use the telephone at the same time and download large files, for example music and video.”
For people with gites in the area it would allow them to upload short films of their properties quickly and simply.
People could also have a short audio clip welcoming visitors to the website, describing themselves and the business.
And because it is always on and charged at a flat fee, guests who just can’t pull themselves away from the office could still access files whilst on holiday for example.
“All I need from people is contact details to add to the list I’m already building,” said Georges.
“No one is committing themselves to anything, all you are saying is that you would like to see an ADSL service made available for the area.
“And I’d love people to tell their friends around Villefranche du Périgord to contact me, because the more names the better.”
If you would like more details email Georges now…