South Gloucestershire broadband rollout extended

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
Rural residents in South Gloucestershire are celebrating the news they are to be covered in an extension to a local broadband rollout programme.
South Gloucestershire broadband rollout extended
A scheme to roll out better broadband to homes and businesses based in South Gloucestershire has been extended to cover more rural parts of the region.

Residents living in Horton, Marshfield and Hawkesbury Upton will be among those set to benefit from the extension of the high-speed technology's delivery - something that local people have been campaigning for to happen for some time.

Councillor Sue Hope explained that until now, rural residents have been treated like "second-class citizens" by service provider BT and local authorities.

She commented: "We are very pleased that they have now agreed to roll out the high-speed broadband programme to a thousand extra rural homes."

Councillor Hope added that this has only been made possible thanks to "a spirited campaign" from those who are passionate about the cause.

Campaigning alongside Councillor Hope was MP for Thornbury and Yate Steve Webb, who also welcomed the news of the better broadband delivery extension.

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