Haslingden & Hyndburn (Lancashire), MP Graham Jones believes you don't need faster broadband
|Posted: 28th Jun 2012 - 13:14 Quote|
A rather suprising statement was made by an MP in East Lancashire last week:
Graham Jones, Labour MP for Haslingden and Hyndburn – near Accrington in East Lancashire – found himself at the centre of the rural broadband debate after posting a blog last week, claiming rural areas set to benefit from the large investment were "a playground for the wealthy" and it was a "rural Tory broadband issue."
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|Posted: 28th Jun 2012 - 15:20 Quote|
I cant say I disagree with him. If I'm reading this right it will cost 30p per week per household to provide or £15.60 per year. To me this is a charge that either needs to be absorbed by BT (or who is providing the upgrade) or passed on to the customer. To me it should be the former as they are responsible for the roll out of high speed.
The tens of millions it would save the council could be spent on more valuable causes that would make real differences to peoples lives in other areas.
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