Monday, 10 December 2018

Minister to support broadband campaign

CAMPAIGNERS wanting better broadband for rural villages have enlisted the help of a minister.

CAMPAIGNERS wanting better broadband for rural villages have enlisted the help of a minister.

Connect 8 is concerned that people in Howe Hill, Britwell Hill, Cookley Green, Greenfield, Park Corner, Pishill with Stonor, Russells Water and Swyncombe could miss out as the broadband programme is rolled out across Oxfordshire by BT.

Members of the group joined representatives of parish councils at a private meeting organised by Henley MP John Howell at Watlington sports pavilion last week.

The meeting was to discuss the problems of broadband and those communities left out and was attended by Ed Vaizey, minister of state at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Mr Vaizey explained how the rollout programme was being widened to include more houses.



He also agreed to take up a range of issues with BT and others.

Liz Longley, chairwoman of Swyncombe Parish Council, said: “We were very happy with the meeting. We felt it was very informative.”



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