ARCHIVE AUGUST 2012

  • 10/08/2012

    We must fight broadband red-tape

    Sir,

    Plans to upgrade broadband speeds across East Sussex must not be delayed any further. European red-tape must not stand in the way of super-fast broadband being provided across East Sussex and the South East.

    In a letter to the EU Commission’s Vice President Jacques Almunia I have am seeking assurances that their are no further delays in the plans of East Sussex County Council or Broadband Delivery UK, to upgrade broadband speeds.

    I have expressed my own concerns that businesses in my constituency and rural communities are being adversly affected by the delay; super-fast broadband will allow SME’s and rural communities to functionand compete against businesses and win new trade.

    I am extremely annoyed EU red tape has blocked essential improvements in tele-communications and internet speeds in East Sussex and across the South East. I am seeking an immediate remedy here by Commissioner Almunia and a clear explanation as to why this delay has taken place.

    I would appreciate readers views on this issue and how they are being affected by slow internet speeds particularly in East Sussex, please email richardjames.ashworth@europarl.europa.eu

    Yours Faithfully,

    Richard Ashworth MEP