Rural Broadband for Underriver & Surrounding Villages

underriverMany congratulations to the residents of Godden Green, Underriver, Bitchet Green, Stone Street and Wildernesse in the Sevenoaks constituency and to those of Ivy Hatch and Shipbourne who live in the Tonbridge & Malling constituency.

Gigaclear’s order threshold in this area has now been reached and plans are under way to install an ultrafast fibre-to-the-premises broadband service throughout the community. ┬áConstruction is due to start in early 2014 and to take 12-14 weeks to complete.

The community representatives in this area have worked so hard over the last year to bring this project to their villages – again many congratulations – it has been a considerable effort.

BT’s planned improvements for other areas in the constituency have now been published. There are several rural areas where broadband speeds are currently very slow and and little prospect for significant improvement to the quality of service in the near future, so I am pressing KCC and SDC to assist with a search for other solutions for all these villages as soon as possible.




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