Having a good Broadband connection is vital. Today, 96% percent of local homes now have access to this basic utility, but this is not enough. There are too many homes in places like Hawkesbury, Marshfield and the Severn villages that need better broadband.
For small businesses who support our rural economy, schoolchildren who need access to online resources for their homework, and for many others who simply want a decent speed of connection for online streaming or to order their weekly shop; connecting the final towns and villages is absolutely essential.
Battling for better broadband remains a key part of my Positive Plan. It means we will continue to push for the remaining homes in our most rural areas to be connected, continue to support Community Fibre Partnerships and continue to press for more funding to ensure that the final 4% are not left behind.
For more updates about Luke's Positive Plan for Broadband, please visit: https://www.lukehall.org.uk/news/positive-plan-update-broadband