Rachel will work to ensure her constituents benefit from the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband after hundreds of residents completed her broadband and mobile connectivity survey.
To gather the views of her constituents and to get an understanding of their broadband and mobile service, earlier this year Rachel sent out her survey to 3,000 homes in the outlying villages of the constituency.
Hundreds of residents completed the survey which were sent to villagers in Feckenham, Bradley Green, Stock Green, Cookhill, Inkberrow, The Lenches and Hanbury and surrounds.
Now the results have been gathered, Rachel will lobby Ministers to ensure her constituents benefit from the Government’s £5 billion commitment to support the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband to the hardest to reach areas of the UK.
As part of the second phase of Project Gigabit, 480,000 premises in Shropshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcestershire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are also set to benefit from upgrades to digital infrastructure.
The roll-out of Project Gigabit to Worcestershire will see residents benefit from broadband speeds of more than 1,000 megabits per second.
“I want to thank everyone who responded to my survey. It was a useful way to find out about the varying experiences of my constituents when it comes to their broadband.
“The good news is that the Government continues to prioritise investment in gigabit-capable broadband through its £5 billion Project Gigabit – which Worcestershire will benefit from.
“It’s vital that families in my constituency will no longer have to battle over bandwidth and that we give people in rural areas the freedom to live and work more flexibly.”