Superfast broadband for 27,661 homes in East Sussex

Figures published today show that more than 27,661 homes in East Sussex have benefited from the rollout of superfast broadband.

In total out to more than two million homes and businesses in hard to reach areas across the UK have benefited from the government roll out.

Superfast broadband is internet speeds greater than 24Mbps and the Government wants 95% of homes and businesses to have access to this by 2017- backed up with £1.7bn of investment.

Currently 40,000 more homes and businesses are seeing their internet speeds boosted each week.

Local MP Norman Baker said: “Lib Dems have championed the rollout of superfast broadband, and I am delighted to see that this work is starting to pay off.

“People across my constituency know that these improvements are crucial to expanding our local economy, as well as meaning people don’t have long waits to load webpages.

“This is why I am still pursuing ESCC to ensure that the areas where this is not good enough, like Rodmell and Ditchling, are not forgotten about. It is vital service to businesses, and to maintain the rural economy, to have proper and full superfast broadband access.

“It is thanks to the hard work of people like Dan Rogerson, Lib Dem Rural Affairs Minister that this is being taken seriously, and the government is backing up these schemes with the funding required.”