Local MP Welcomes Funding for Lightning-Fast Broadband in Bucks

Aylesbury MP Rob Butler has welcomed funding for lightning-fast broadband in rural parts of Buckinghamshire as part of the Government’s £5 billion boost to the Project Gigabit programme.

Rob said:
“The coronavirus crisis has shown how important internet connectivity is for day-to-day life, whether you are a student studying remotely or a small business taking advantage of new and emerging markets across the world.

“Everyone should be able to benefit from lightning-fast broadband connections, regardless of whether they’re based in the centre of Aylesbury or the edge of Bledlow Ridge. So, I’m delighted the Conservative Government is investing £5 billion as part of Project Gigabit. This will bring speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second to 142,000 rural homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire as well the nearby areas of Hertfordshire and East of Berkshire. That’s fast enough to download an HD movie in less than 30 seconds.”

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden MP said:
“Project Gigabit is our national mission to level up rural areas by giving them the fastest internet speeds on the market.

“Millions more rural homes and businesses will now be lifted out of the digital slow lane thanks to our mammoth £5 billion investment and one of the quickest rollouts in Europe.

“This broadband revolution will create jobs, power up businesses and allow everyone to access vital services at lightning-fast speed, helping us build back better from the pandemic.”