A report by the British Infrastructure Group lists the worst performing parliamentary constituencies in the UK, with seven of the top 20 in Wales. With Brecon and Radnorshire in 14th place.
Since his election in 2015 Chris Davies has pledged to campaign for improved broadband access for the people of Brecon and Radnorshire, and over the last two years access has increased from 45.1% to 67.1% across the constituency.
Chris Davies MP said:
“It is absolutely disgraceful that people in Brecon and Radnorshire who have been suffering with terrible internet connections are still paying for broadband access they don’t receive.
Many constituents pay hundreds of pounds a year and receive little or no access. This is outrageous and I am joining other MPs in calling for people who suffer with poor broadband to be reimbursed for the times when their internet has not been accessible.
I believe in the 21st century there should be a basic level of internet and phone access throughout the country, wherever you are. We now live in an age where people live and work through digital devices and most businesses are doing a fantastic job in modernising.
I am backing calls on the UK government to introduce minimum standards for the broadband sector, with the aim for providers to deliver a basic level of accessibility for everyone across the UK. Times are changing and internet providers must keep up”.