MP says faster broadband is his 'top local priority'
MP James Heappey has vowed that getting faster broadband for the
area remains his top local priority.
comments came as hundreds of residents and local businesses joined
representatives of local councils in attending a special 'Faster
Broadband Fair' organised by the MP last Thursday.
was pleased that so many people attended the fair - we've had some
very positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike,"
said Mr Heappey.
those with the very slowest connections, Connecting Devon and Somerset's
voucher scheme is making an immediate difference. With people able
to procure - either immediately or collectively - a solution that
will bring vastly faster speeds."
Heappey added: "Anyone who couldn't attend the fair might want
to get in touch so that we can point them in the direction of those
who can help. Faster broadband remains my top priority for our area."
fair, held at Draycott Memorial Hall, was attended by Connecting
Devon and Somerset, BT and Openreach, as well as companies offering
everything from 4G and satellite connections through to wide area
Wi-Fi and fibre.
Burnham-On-Sea's MP James Heappey with Deputy Somerset County Council
Leader David Hall at the event