Broadband figures reveal shocking disparities within England: St Ives, in remotest Cornwall, enjoys speeds nearly twice as fast as Eddisbury.This is a sad reflection on Conservative neglect of an essential service vital for businesses and residents.
In 2015 figures from the House of Commons Library ( Published 03 March 2015 | Standard notes SN06643 ) showed 43% of properties in Eddisbury have available Superfast Broadband making it 591 in Parliamentary ranking out of 650 seats in the United Kingdom.The average download speed is 12.8 Mbps making it 602 in Parliamentary ranking ! 10% of Eddisbury users suffer less than 2mbps speed making it the 74th slowest constituency in the Country.
These were shocking figures and impacted severely on our constituency. Broadband is now an essential service and vital to rural-based residents. Improvements since then have been shockingly slow.Without Fast Broadband many businesses and families are placed at a severe disadvantage and we need action NOW.
All Eddisbury Residents and Businesses should be able to get at least 25mbs.Broadband is an essential utility and now as critical as water gas and electricity there should be an automatic legal right to 25 mbs NOW.Lets hold this Government to account on this.
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