Broadband money needed in Norfolk, says MP

Wednesday, December 29th 2010
Norman Lamb MP has said his north Norfolk constituency needs better broadband.
Broadband money needed in Norfolk, says MP
An MP has urged Norfolk County Council to bid for money to improve broadband access and speeds in the area.

Norman Lamb, MP for north Norfolk, said the local authority should apply for part of the £830 million of cash that will be made available by Broadband Delivery UK as soon as possible.

In a letter to the council, Mr Lamb expressed his concerns over the home and business broadband coverage available in some areas of his constituency.

The MP claimed there is "poor access in some areas, with many people not accessing broadband at all and others suffering low speeds".

It is critical to the ongoing economic development of north Norfolk for the organisation to bid for the broadband improvement money, he added.

One of the options available to the council could be securing access to faster internet infrastructure from BT, which is planning to roll out fibre optic broadband to two-thirds of UK properties by 2015.

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