Access to fast broadband is increasingly important for residents and businesses wherever they are in the United Kingdom.
Too often broadband is patchy or, in some cases, not available at all for those who live outside the big towns. As your MP, I am committed to holding Openreach and others to account to improve broadband coverage in North East Derbyshire. Too many villages and rural areas are telling me that their broadband access and speeds just aren't what they need to be to be able to use the internet properly.
In December I raised the issue of broadband in North East Derbyshire in the House of Parliament: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/706cc696-4af9-4cbf-992d-d8ca1eeb29….
Over the next few months I will be pressing Openreach and the County Council for their plans for our area and I have already started discussions with both of them. To help me, I need to hear from you! How is broadband where you live? Do you have particularly problems with speed or reliability? Please get in touch at email@example.com so I can use as many examples as possible when I speak to those organisations who are trying to improve it.