Pendle MP welcomes cash for better broadband

Pendle MP welcomes cash for better broadband

Pendle MP welcomes cash for better broadband

First published in Pendle Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed extra cash for the roll-out of superfast broadband.

Lancashire will benefit from £3.84million of extra investment, which will support local broadband projects and help to ensure more households and businesses can enjoy much faster internet speeds.

He said: “For far too long families across the UK have been unable to enjoy the full benefits of the internet and businesses have been prevented from properly competing in the world because of a lack of fast, reliable internet connections.

“That is why, as part of our long-term economic plan to build a stronger, more competitive economy we are investing well over £1 billion in our broadband infrastructure to deliver superfast broadband to 95 per cent of the UK by 2017.

“We are already connecting up over 10,000 homes and businesses each week and this additional £3.84million will help to ensure even more premises can be reached in Lancashire.”

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5:20pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Tavistock Superfast Broadband says...

'95%' of the UK started off as premises now it has morphed into 95% of the UK. When the population only takes up 40% of the land mass. What does the UK Government actually mean? It means that England will be the biggest losers in the Union and take up the largest chunk of none delivery.

That having access to superfast does not mean you will actually get it (over 24 Mbps). Can't wait for the election promises on broadband - the last ones proved false and they morphed into failed targets...
'95%' of the UK started off as premises now it has morphed into 95% of the UK. When the population only takes up 40% of the land mass. What does the UK Government actually mean? It means that England will be the biggest losers in the Union and take up the largest chunk of none delivery. That having access to superfast does not mean you will actually get it (over 24 Mbps). Can't wait for the election promises on broadband - the last ones proved false and they morphed into failed targets... Tavistock Superfast Broadband
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7:32am Tue 11 Mar 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

I hope this isn't taxpayers cash he's welcoming. The only people who should be paying for broadband are the users through their bills.
I hope this isn't taxpayers cash he's welcoming. The only people who should be paying for broadband are the users through their bills. BuckoTheMoose
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