Conservatives Deliver on Rural Broadband
Acton Turville, parts of Aztec West, Bitton, Easter Compton, Falfield, Frenchay, Oldland, Redwick, Winterbourne and Upton Cheyney will all now begin to benefit from the rollout of fibre broadband, providing much faster internet speeds than has ever been seen in these areas.
Following campaigns from local councillors and MPs, these areas were prioritised to be included in the rollout. In addition to this, there will be expanded coverage for areas which have already been reached by the rollout, including parts of Abson, Bradley Stoke, Chipping Sodbury, Filton, Kingswood, Rangeworthy and Thornbury.
Cllr John Goddard, Chair of the Resources Sub Committee at South Gloucestershire Council is the political lead for the rollout and commented:
“I am very pleased to announce that we are able to deliver fibre broadband to even more homes and businesses than we previously thought possible. We know the positive effect that improved internet infrastructure has on local economies and we are continuing to push to maximise the number of residents and businesses who will benefit from this.”
Cllr Matthew Riddle, ward member for Severn remarked:
“As a rural councillor I am very aware of the divide between rural and urban communities, and the impact that greater access to better broadband has on closing this gap. I have long pushed to make sure that our rural communities are not left out and I am delighted by this latest achievement. However, we are not complacent, we know there is still more to do for our rural areas and we continue to strive for them.”