Gisburn residents campaigning for better broadband

Monday, June 16th 2014
Residents in Gisburn, Lancashire, are frustrated by their lack of high-speed broadband.
Gisburn residents campaigning for better broadband
Gisburn residents are campaigning for better broadband to be brought to their area following the news that the Superfast Lancashire rollout programme will not be delivering its high-speed service to this part of the county.

Local people have taken to social media to express their frustrations about their inadequate internet connections, which are still a reality despite an application earlier this year to Ribble Valley Council for funding to bring fibre broadband to homes and businesses in the area, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.

Secretary of the Gisburn Festival Hall David Waters said loading speeds in the village could potentially hinder its progress in the future, particularly in relation to older members of the local population.

"In the wake of the government's announcement recently that pensioners must get online or risk losing access to services, fast internet is more important than ever," he explained.

However, a spokesperson from Superfast Lancashire stated "Gisburn is still under consideration" with regard to potentially receiving a better broadband connection.

Overall, the rollout programme aims to deliver its high-speed technology to 97 per cent of premises in Lancashire by the end of 2015.

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