MP praises inspirational broadband schemes

These two schemes helped to connect up residents in the villages of Milburn and Dufton. 

The MP for Penrith and The Border Rory Stewart has applauded two broadband schemes which were recently successfully rolled out in the area.

After being told that none of the UK's major broadband providers would be able to offer them commercially-viable broadband, the small rural communities of Milburn and Dufton took matters into their own hands and started a campaign for better broadband.

As a result, a large number of people in both villages now have access to quick, reliable broadband and plans are already in place to extend these fast speeds out to every single resident.

“The commitment of Milburn and Dufton’s communities to providing their parishes with high-speed broadband is truly inspirational,” said Stewart after meeting Milburn resident Lee Page and Dufton resident David Main who were an instrumental part of each broadband campaign.

“It is absolutely vital that we continue to roll out and improve broadband services in Cumbria, and I am absolutely committed to bringing broadband to as many homes as possible. It could be that the solution to delivering broadband to the very final rural miles could be right in front of us.”

Stewart is currently liaising with the UK’s minister for Digital and Broadband Matt Hancock in order to share both Milburn and Dufton experiences all across the country. 

Source: Cumbia Crack

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