Press Release: Claire Perry welcomes announcement that more places will get Superfast Broadband

Claire Perry MP is delighted that Wiltshire Council has confirmed that an additional 5000 premises will benefit from Superfast Broadband.  The plans include East Kennett, Winterbourne Bassett, Lydeway and Clench Common and detailed surveying will commence in 2017, with connection due to be completed by September 2018.

This latest phase means that 88,000 homes and businesses across Wiltshire will have access to Superfast Broadband, and by the end of next year 95 per cent of premises will be connected thanks to £1.7bn of investment nationally.  The Government’s Digital Economy Bill also commits to introduce a ‘Universal Service Obligation’ which will mean that every premise will have a legal right to request broadband speeds of 10mbps by 2020.

Commenting, Claire said:

 “Fast broadband speeds are absolutely vital for all of us and ensuring the rapid roll out of Superfast Broadband is one of my local campaigning priorities.  I am delighted that East Kennett, Winterbourne Bassett, Lydeway and Clench Common will now be connected, and that the Universal Service Obligation means that fast broadband speeds will be a legal right for everyone. 

But there is more to do and I will continue my campaign to ensure that Superfast Broadband is extended to the local people and businesses across the Constituency who do not yet benefit.”