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‘Join our campaign for better broadband’ in Worth Valley
10:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
Hundreds of Worth Valley residents are struggling with an inadequate or non-existent broadband service, according to a local expert.
Now they are being asked to enlist in a campaign calling for a chunk of the £23.9 million on offer to be spent locally to combat the problem. The offensive against “digital exclusion” is being spearheaded by not-for-profit group Fibre Valley, led by Oxenhope resident Ken Eastwood.
He said despite improvements in central parts of some villages, people living in peripheral Worth Valley areas still endure a poor service.
He explained that Leeds City Region has been given £23.9 million for providing the infrastructure necessary for good quality broadband. BT will decide where this cash is to be spent. Mr Eastwood said: “We want people to come to the Fibre Valley website at fibrevalley.net and sign up to the campaign.”