Vara calls for quicker in­ter­net

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cam­bridgeshire, has called for the Gov­ern­ment, Of­com and broad­band providers to ur­gently im­prove broad­band ser­vices af­ter he joined 55 col­leagues from across po­lit­i­cal par­ties to co-sign the Bri­tish In­fras­truc­ture Group of MPs’ (BIG) lat­est re­port, ‘Broad­bad 2.0’.

Mr Vara said 14,453 broad­band con­nec­tions in his con­stituency do not re­ceive speeds above the pro­posed min­i­mum stan­dard.

The re­port crit­i­cises the fact that data is not avail­able on whether poor broad­band speeds are due to home­own­ers be­ing un­able to or­der a faster ser­vice or whether the na­tion­ally man­dated faster in­ter­net is sim­ply not avail­able at their prop­erty.

Mr Vara said: “It is un­ac­cept­able that in 21st cen­tury Bri­tain we have such huge dis­par­i­ties in the pro­vi­sion of broad­band.”

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