Bill Wiggin MP for North Herefordshire championed faster broadband when he met with BT executives last week.

Bill Wiggin MP said: “I always welcome the opportunity to press the case for development in North Herefordshire. Having access to high speed internet is vital for any business attempting to compete in the modern market.

“I was pleased to meet with BT executives at the party conference and press the case for better internet access and speeds for my constituents whilst being updated on the company’s progress in Herefordshire.”

Bill Wiggin MP took the time to meet with BT at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

In North Herefordshire, Bill Wiggin MP’s constituency, Ledbury since April has been benefitting from super-fast broadband, with Leominster also feeling the benefits from September.

Higher speed broadband has also been rolled out at Bartestree Cross, Bromyard, Burghill, Ledbury and Leominster.

BT in March started work in Herefordshire, with engineers out in Much Marcle, Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat, Upton Bishop and St Weonards.

Once the works are complete around 10,000 homes and businesses will have access to faster broadband.

Dubbed ‘Fastershire’ the project will involve hundreds of engineers laying 2,500 Km of optical fibre cable and installing 800 new fibre broadband cabinets throughout both Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

BT claim 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the two counties will have access to fibre broadband by the end of 2016.

Bill Murphy, BT’s Managing Director for Next Generation Access, said: “This is an exciting time for Herefordshire and the beginning of a journey that will see the communications landscape transformed.”

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