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Osborne holds talk on superfast broadband as residents plea for speed
HOMEOWNERS in Knutsford and surrounding villages heard the latest on when superfast broadband will be installed in their homes on Friday.
George Osborne, Tatton MP, organised a public meeting focusing on the broadband issue at Marthall Village Hall on March 1.
Mr Osborne said: “I am passionate about getting superfast broadband to the rural parts of my constituency.
“It helps families access new technology and supports businesses in rural areas. So I organised this meeting in Marthall because I wanted to give local people, and their parish councils, a chance to speak directly to BT and Cheshire East Council.
“The news is that – if we all work together – then we can bring superfast broadband to the Cheshire countryside.”
He was joined by representatives from Connecting Cheshire – a group set up by Cheshire East Council with other local authorities in a bid to improve broadband in the county – and businesses.
Clr David Brown, from Cheshire East Council, said: “The feedback we got was that Peover should be one of the priority areas. The meeting was packed out and the message was loud and clear – residents want fast broadband as quickly as possible.”
Connecting Cheshire hopes to provide superfast broadband to more than 90 per cent of Cheshire households thanks to a contribution of government and local authority grants.