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Join our campaign for faster broadband in Warrington
1:20pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
TODAY, Thursday, the Warrington Guardian is launching a campaign to bring better broadband to Warrington.
When it comes to using the internet, speed is of the essence.
Whether you are running a business, working from home, accessing homework or merely trying to keep in touch with relatives abroad, the fastest broadband is essential.
The Government is currently deciding which areas of the UK will benefit from new funding for superfast broadband networks.
And we want to make sure Warrington does not miss out.
Our campaign has the backing of the Connecting Cheshire Partnership, made up of four councils across Cheshire working to ensure 100 per cent coverage of superfast broadband by 2015.
Helen Jones, Warrington North MP, said: “So much of everyday life, like looking for jobs or getting the car taxed, is now online and slow broadband speeds in some areas of Warrington are holding people back.
“Unfortunately, there are still only three exchanges serving the town that are accepting orders for the fastest broadband with one more due to be upgraded by the end of 2013.
“I whole-heartedly support the Warrington Guardian’s campaign and I will continue to push the Government and BT to improve the service being offered in Warrington.”
Council leader Terry O’Neill has seen the problems of limited broadband in his wards of Burtonwood and Winwick.
He added: “It is a real problem. Some people in Winwick Park have said they are thinking of moving.”
Chapelford residents have also complained about the broadband coverage in the urban village.
To join our campaign visit connectingcheshire.org.uk and click on the ‘Register your demand’ button and complete the form.
Over the coming weeks we will keep you posted on our progress and feature some of the issues facing residents and businesses.