Good news: Superfast Broadband in Winterbourne Bassett

I was so pleased to receive an email from Constituents in Winterbourne Bassett which included screenshots showing “before” (1.46 mbps) and “after” (69.2mbps) download speeds.  At last, Winterbourne Bassett has been connected to Superfast Broadband under phase 2 of the Wiltshire Online programme which has seen £7.2m of Government investment to bring fibre broadband to rural areas in Wiltshire.  Over 90 per cent of premises across the Constituency now have access to Superfast Speeds and focus is now on the final areas with further Government investment planned, and the introduction in 2020 of the Universal Service Obligation for all premises of 10 mbps. 
 
Campaigning for improvements to our broadband has been one of my local priorities since I was elected and whilst there will always be more to do, I’m delighted that such good progress has been made.