Since being elected as your Member of Parliament, I have been fighting for our area to get its fair share of public money to level up our local infrastructure. One of my priorities has been to improve Eddisbury's access to good broadband speeds and mobile coverage across our rural communities.
Our part of Cheshire has some of the worst mobile coverage blackspots in the entire country. This means too many people are not getting the service they are paying for. I have raised this issue in Parliament many times, urging ministers to speed up the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband and boost mobile coverage to the hardest-to-reach places.
Progress is being made. Last year, I went out with Openreach engineers to learn more about their local broadband network (which is used by providers like BT, Sky, Plusnet, and TalkTalk) and the challenges faced in rolling out full-fibre to the hardest to reach homes. I am pleased report that Openreach have included Eddisbury in their plans to extend full-fibre.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. I will then be able to produce a report for each of the providers, Openreach, and the Government, building the case for more communications investment locally.