Ru­ral MP high­lights broad­band prob­lem

The Oban Times - - Community News -

CRI­AN­LARICH and Tyn­drum MP, Steven Pater­son, called on UK Gov­ern­ment min­is­ters to re­con­sider sup­port for the roll- out of su­per-fast broad­band.

In a speech to the House of Com­mons dur­ing a mem­ber’s busi­ness de­bate on Su­per-Fast Broad­band on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 12, Mr. Pater­son used the op­por­tu­nity to high­light the in­creas­ing need for a re­li­able broad­band con­nec­tion - es­pe­cially for busi­nesses, fight­ing to com­pete in a mod­ern trad­ing arena.

Com­ment­ing on the de­bate, Steven Pater­son said: ‘I saw this as an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity to hold the UK Gov­ern­ment to ac­count on their to- date han­dling of the su­per-fast broad­band roll- out. It is sim­ply not good enough that only 57 per­cent of the Stir­ling con­stituency en­joys the ben­e­fits of up-to­date broad­band ser­vices.’

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