03 NOV 2015

MP WELCOMES BROADBAND FOR ALL PLEDGE

Simon Hart MP has welcomed Government plans to make broadband a legal right – putting it on a par with the postal service and water supply.

"From the number of calls and requests that I have had in the past six years I know that getting decent broadband is one of the most important requirements for Carmarthen residents," said Mr Hart.

David Cameron now intends to introduce a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) which will give people the right to speeds of about 10Mbps by 2020.

"The USO will give people a legal right to request an affordable connection to broadband of a minimum specified speed, from a designated provider, no matter where they live, up to a reasonable cost threshold," explained Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

"This reflects that many people now see broadband as a basic service similar to the post and telephone."

Mr Hart added: "The Superfast Cymru project is continuing to make big differences to lots of households in Carmarthenshire by delivering superfast broadband, however we know there will be households too far from the green cabinet to see much improvement. This Obligation will be vital for rural areas such as ours and those hard to reach properties."

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