I have continued the campaign for better broadband, holding my inaugural Broadband Summit in Maltby-le-Marsh.
More than 140 constituents came to express their frustration at the slow pace of broadband. I invited BT, OnLincolnshire, Virgin Media, Quickline and councillors to put their case, explain the problems and offer solutions.
At the Broadband Summit, OnLincolnshire announced that nearly a quarter of its next investment programme will be spent in the constituency. This means 540 postcodes within the constituency will get superfast broadband within a year, representing nearly a quarter of the next phase of investment for Lincolnshire as a whole.
Please look online (if you can!) to see if your postcode is one of the 540.
Following a meeting I called with Virgin Media last year, I was delighted to hear that Louth has now been selected to receive ultrafast broadband as part of Virgin Media’s Project Lightening.
On the day of the Broadband Summit, I joined the Regional Director of Virgin Media and local councillors to launch the work to upgrade 4,500 premises. I hope that this scheme can be rolled-out in other parts of the constituency.