Samlesbury residents hit out at slow broadband

Tuesday, May 28th 2013
Samlesbury is lagging behind much of Lancashire in the broadband stakes.
Samlesbury residents hit out at slow broadband
Residents of a Lancashire village have expressed frustration at their inability to access fast and reliable broadband, despite the work taking place to improve connectivity in many parts of the county.

Telecoms giant BT and Lancashire County Council have agreed a deal that aims to bring super-fast internet to 675,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2015.

But while most of the region has either already been connected or is waiting for upgrades to take place, Samlesbury - a village between Preston and Blackburn - is at risk of being left in the internet slow lane, reports the Lancashire Evening Post.

The community has been given no connection date and has only been categorised as "under evaluation" by project leaders.

Susan Holroyd of local firm Barrica Wines told the newspaper that Samlesbury's lack of broadband access is "strange", given the village's proximity to a major BAE Systems facility.

She questioned: "I can't imagine their internet is as slow as ours, so why can't we get connected?"

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