over slow rollout of super-fast broadband in Burnham area
of residents from villages surrounding Burnham-On-Sea have voiced
their anger at the slow roll-out of super-fast broadband in the
area during a meeting with the town's MP.
120 people attended a public meeting on Friday organised by Burnham's
MP James Heappey where bosses from BT and Connecting Devon and
Somerset were on hand to respond to the concerns.
are concerned that while the Connecting Devon and Somerset website
shows many areas as being superfast-enabled, many residents are
actually too far away from the BT cabinets to experience any improvement
to their Internet speed.
matter what the success of the Government-funded roll-out elsewhere,
those left without are feeling understandably angry," Mr
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards.
really important that local people get to express their frustration
at the fact that they have not benefited from the super-fast broadband
added: "The reality is that even though people are being
connected, and locally there are many with super-fast broadband
who wouldn't have had it previously, those who don't are understandably
angry they they have missed out."
meeting allowed residents to express their views to Connecting
Devon and Somerset and BT - and have the process explained to
them on how we might collectively accelarate the process."
100% confident that local villages will get super-fast broadband
as part of the government's roll-out programme. The issue is how
are options which we will explore to make it happen more quickly
and that may incur some co-investment - but there was an appetite
for that, which we are now looking into."
your opinion? Contact
Burnham-On-Sea.com on the roll-out of super-fast broadband
in the area.