For too long our area has suffered from poor broadband coverage.
Superfast, reliable broadband is essential to life in the 21st century – and with superfast broadband, alongside improved road and rail connections, we can unlock what I have called a ‘Rural Renaissance’ in our area, allowing businesses to set up in our villages and towns and creating new high-skilled jobs and opportunities.
That’s why one of my key missions since becoming the MP of Mid Norfolk has been the improvement of superfast broadband services in our area, and the county as a whole.
Yesterday, I was delighted to chair BT’s ‘Delivering a Gigabit East of England’ roundtable – with Virgin and Openreach both making presentations too, and over two dozen MPs from across the East attending and asking questions.
Much more needs to be done to get the speeds and reliability required to unlock our ‘Rural Renaissance’ and the opportunity for us as parliamentarians to hold BT, Virgin and Openreach to account and learn more about what we can do in the House to energise the ‘roll-out’ was invaluable.
Rest assured, I shall continue to speak up for Mid Norfolk, and Norfolk as a whole.