Improving access to broadband and phone signal in our rural communities

Good broadband coverage is essential for our economic future. It allows businesses to grow and create jobs, and ensures that rural and hard-to-reach communities join the digital age. I will campaign hard to ensure we don't get left behind. 

One of my key priorities since 2015 has been to fight for improved access to superfast broadband for our constituency. I have lobbied organisations of all shapes and sizes and raised the issue with Ministers of state and in the House of Commons. This is one of my key 2015 election pledges and I will fight to improve our access here in Mid Wales.

News

Openreach meeting in Crossgates Community Centre Tuesday 26th September

Following on from the high demand for the drop-in session held in Brecon Library in August, Openreach has confirmed that a second event has been scheduled near Llandrindod Wells.The surgery will be held in the Crossgates Community Centre on Tuesday 26th September between 1pm and 4pm.

Superfast broadband expansion in Brecon and Radnorshire

Last week I was contacted by Matt Hancock MP, the Minister for Digital and Culture provided me with the following information about the Brecon and Radnorshire Constituency:

The Government funded BDUK programme has made superfast broadband available to 24,290 homes and businesses.

Further EE Emergency Service Coverage

Two more Emergency Services Network sites have been submitted to planning and are very much focused at covering specific sections of road.

Below are attached the coverage plot maps for the two recent sites submitted to planning, to show in detail the new coverage being achieved.

MP welcomes further improvements to 4G in Brecon and Radnorshire

EE have confirmed they will be establishing new site infrastructure to improve the network in Upper Weston Llangunllo, Knighton, Powys, LD71SL.

This investment will extend emergency coverage and significantly increase 4G networks in the area.

Chris David MP said:

4G expands in Brecon and Radnorshire with EE

One of the key areas Chris Davies MP has been focusing on since his election to Westminster has been to help improve rural broadband and phone coverage. This issue is a constant thorn in the side of our community and has slowed down our potential growth in key sectors.