Demand for Public Broadband Information

Michael has demanded full, public information about the planned rollout of superfast broadband in Sevenoaks.

His call is the latest step in his campaign to secure better broadband for his constituents.

In recent meetings with BT and Kent County Council, which manages the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) public subsidy contract, Michael has set out the importance of giving people the ability to see when the rollout is expected to reach their area.

Michael said: “Better information is the first step to securing better broadband.  Too often there is uncertainty and confusion about when people can access superfast speeds.  With full public information, BT can be held to account for what they promise.”

Ultrafast Broadband in Underriver

underriver broadbandThanks must go for some incredibly hard work over the last 2 years by all members of the local community who have been involved in the Underriver project,  The village is now enjoying the benefits of amazing superfast fibre broadband which has been provided by Gigaclear.  Also to be congratulated are the District and Kent County Council officers who have helped to enable this to be rolled out so efficiently and satisfactorily.  The project is now going further afield to neighbouring villages in the area.

This is a real boost for businesses and residents in this area – originally one of the rural pockets which was having great difficulty with connectivity.  Great news!