Maggie Throup has welcomed new figures showing how families and businesses in Erewash are benefitting from the Conservative’s investment in superfast broadband.
The figures show that thanks to this investment, across Derbyshire, 24,876 premises now have access to superfast broadband and by 2017 a total of 2142 homes and businesses in Erewash will have access to superfast connections, who would otherwise have had to suffer from a slow, unreliable internet.
Across the country this investment has already got an extra 2 million premises connected-up to superfast broadband, with 40,000 more being added every single week. By 2017, 95 per cent of the UK will have access to superfast broadband – this compares to only 45 per cent in 2009.
This investment is part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan that will mean families will be able to enjoy the full benefits of the internet and businesses being able to open up new markets and do business across the world, helping them to expand and create new jobs.
Maggie Throup commented: “When Labour left office, 3 million homes and businesses didn’t have access to the fast broadband speeds they needed.
“That’s why the Conservatives, as part of our long-term economic plan, are investing £1.7 billion to roll out superfast broadband to 95 per cent of the UK by 2017. This investment has already meant 24,876 premises in Derbyshire now have access to superfast broadband. And by 2017, 2142 more homes and businesses will have got superfast connections in Erewash who would otherwise have been stuck with a slow, unreliable internet.
“This investment that is only possible because we have a strong economy and a long-term, economic plan. Only by sticking to that plan will we be able to continue to improve Britain’s infrastructure and ensure the whole country can access world-class broadband connections.”