York Outer MP Julian Sturdy arranges broadband debate

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A DEBATE on how super-fast broadband links can be extended across North Yorkshire to bridge a “digital divide” is to be held in Westminster this week.

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy has secured the half-hour debate on Wednesday.

There is expected to be praise for the work already done by Superfast North Yorkshire on providing better broadband speeds.

while also calling for the second phase of funding to be released early so more remote homes can have access to faster internet connections.

“I hope that, by contrasting the fantastic work that’s already been done in connecting so many North Yorkshire households ahead of schedule and the experience of some of our most rural communities who are still to benefit, I will be able to put sufficient pressure on the Government to release the next tranche of funding earlier than has been planned,” said Mr Sturdy.

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12:50pm Mon 6 Jan 14

rothko says...

Would be good if BT would at least publish a schedule for when it is likely to be available. Still can't get it in parts of Heslington.
Would be good if BT would at least publish a schedule for when it is likely to be available. Still can't get it in parts of Heslington. rothko

3:56pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Tom6187 says...

Can we look at creating something similar to Superfast West Yorkshire, somewhere that allows people to register interest to put pressure on BT.

http://www.superfast
westyorkshire.co.uk/
Can we look at creating something similar to Superfast West Yorkshire, somewhere that allows people to register interest to put pressure on BT. http://www.superfast westyorkshire.co.uk/ Tom6187

11:45pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

How can it be fair that two competitive businesses only miles apart can have broadband speeds that vary to the point of laughter. Are you telling me there's no corruption involved in the roll-out selection of exchanges? Betcha.
How can it be fair that two competitive businesses only miles apart can have broadband speeds that vary to the point of laughter. Are you telling me there's no corruption involved in the roll-out selection of exchanges? Betcha. Garrowby Turnoff

9:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

MouseHouse says...

BT Openreach are only one network supplier, why not have a pop at VirginMedia? Oh no, 'cos they're just taking that bits that pay back quick time, whereas BT investments are stated as taking ten to fifteen years to pay back.
BT Openreach are only one network supplier, why not have a pop at VirginMedia? Oh no, 'cos they're just taking that bits that pay back quick time, whereas BT investments are stated as taking ten to fifteen years to pay back. MouseHouse

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