Broadband campaign

I would encourage broadband users in Inverclyde to take the opportunity to have their say over the future of the UK’s internet by joining the campaign to #FixBritainsInternet.

Ofcom has set out their plans to improve Openreach, and they have asked the public for their views in a once-in-a-decade consultation. While the proposals are a step in the right direction, Mr Cowan believes that more needs to be done to make sure that his constituents have the digital future they deserve.

For many, broadband is seen as the fourth utility and this is highlighted by my inbox and constituent surgery meetings being regularly taken up by people wanting to raise the issue of broadband access and speeds.

Only last week, I attended Inverkip & Wemyss Bay Community Council meeting to discuss broadband and suggest some actions to put pressure on Openreach to improve broadband services.

Therefore, I would encourage Inverclyde residents to respond to the industry consultation on the future of Openreach and have their say on broadband.

The campaign to Fix Britain’s Internet aims to allow millions of broadband users up and down the country to respond to the industry consultation on the future of Openreach: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/strengthening-openreachs-independence/

The founding campaign partners are Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and the Federation of Communication Services.

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