Bassetlaw: Mann calls for faster rural broadband

Bassetlaw MP John Mann

Bassetlaw MP John Mann

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Bassetlaw MP John Mann has tabled an Early Day Motion highlighting the problems that many of his rural constituents face in gaining access to high-speed broadband.

And he is now calling on the Government to help solve this problem.

Mr Mann said: Some of my constituents in Misson, for example, cannot access high-speed broadband due to the exchange in Bawtry, a neighbouring authority, not being updated as it is deemed not commercially worthwhile.”

“Many of the problems facing rural residents are due to the local exchange boxes which, whilst only a short distance away, are crucially located in a neighbouring county and therefore require cross-regional solutions.”

“The Broadband Delivery UK programme provided £10 million to South Yorkshire Authorities to invest in the upgrading of rural broadband.”

“I am calling on the Government to ensure that Bassetlaw and other areas receive similar funding.”