Davenham and Moulton put Pressure of ISPs
Councillors have agreed to put pressure on broadband providers ..
12:38 17 April 2018
Councillors have agreed to put pressure on broadband providers to make sure that they provide reliable and fast broadband services to both rural communities and new housing developments. The move comes after news that new housing developments at Davenham and Moulton have been waiting for two years for a decent internet connection.
Cllr Brian Clarke, cabinet member for economic development and infrastructure, said that they will reach out to Virgin Media, BT Openreach and the Connecting Cheshire partnership to make sure that their plans on rolling broadband services are on track.
Cllr Lynn Riley, leader of CWaC’s Conservative opposition, called on the council to go ‘further and faster’ in delivering broadband across both the borough’s rural and urban areas.
She said: “It’s absolutely right that when we have new housing and new development of any sort, that is a once in a lifetime opportunity to put in core infrastructure.
“But it isn’t enough just to duct out a housing estate, that estate has to be connected to a wider network.
“If we do not have this essential infrastructure in place, largely by yesterday, there will be huge sections of our borough that will be left behind.
“Sometimes for those of us that live in those rural wards, it feels like we are in the minority rather than the majority.
“I think if we are going to do right by our rural communities and really rebalance those business and productivity ideas, we need to be doing an awful lot more including lobbying very hard on mobile communications, as well as high-speed broadband.”