MP Lucy Frazer says ‘there is still more to do,’ after hosting second broadband meeting

MP Lucy Frazer held a second meeting with residents of areas affected by poor broadband service.

MP Lucy Frazer held a second meeting with residents of areas affected by poor broadband service. - Credit: Archant

The MP for South East Cambridgeshire held an initial meeting in October which was attended by over a hundred local residents to discuss their issues with the region’s internet service.

Ms Frazer called a second meeting last Friday (January 22) to help link up residents, who do not have a broadband solution through Connecting Cambridgeshire for a significant period of time, to alternative service providers.

Thirteen villages were represented by local residents and parish councillors, alongside independent service providers, who offer various broadband services, attended to introduce their businesses and speak with local residents about their needs. Representatives from Connecting Cambridgeshire were also in attendance to provide an update on progress in each of the affected villages.

Ms Frazer said: “Many local people were able to understand better the timetable for the resolution of their connectivity issues after the meeting in October. It was clear however that some residents – particularly those running businesses – needed a solution to their broadband issues before they would be reached by the rollout programme.

“That is why I called a second meeting to introduce those independent service providers who may have been able to provide, at the least, an interim solution for those people.

“I am pleased by the high take-up of Connecting Cambridgeshire’s programme and will continue working with them to ensure everyone in my constituency can access good broadband services. As demonstrated by the report published this week, there is still more to do.”

The meeting was held shortly before the publication of a report into broadband speeds across the UK.