22 NOV 2012

Getting Broadband in the Villages

Today I raised the poor broadband service in Denton and the French mobile phone signal problem that the villages of St Margaret's and Kingsdown have to put up with.

Will Ministers consider prioritising not spots for the roll-out, such as the village of Denton in my constituency, which has shamefully been neglected by BT, as well as areas that have poor mobile reception, such as St Margaret's and Kingsdown, which get French mobile phone signals?

Ed Vaizey (Communications Minister)

For the 4G auction, we have put in place a 98% coverage obligation. Getting broadband to the village of Denton will, of course, be part of the Kent rural broadband programme, so it will be a matter for my hon. Friend to discuss with his county council.



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Charlie Elphicke

It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Dover & Deal. I hope to be re-elected to serve our community for another term. 

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