Parts of Milton Keynes 'still lack broadband' header image

Published: 23rd Jan 2013

Residents in Milton Keynes are still struggling to access broadband in some parts of the town, with services such as Tooway broadband possibly needed to enhance web connectivity in the area.

Despite BT's recent rollout in the region, offering more than 3,500 households and firms in Woburn Sands the chance to use superfast connections, many places are not likely to see any action until 2014.

Bradwell Abbey, Wolverton, Shenley Church End and Newport Pagnell have all benefited from the scheme so far.

Councillor David Hopkins, the mayor of Woburn Sands and member of the town council, said: "High-speed digital connectivity is a defining factor in our long-term success."

He added that broadband could play a role in boosting the local economy by creating opportunities for growth and helping sustain different kinds of jobs.

This follows the news that Somerset and Devon have yet to have broadband access improved following a contractual disagreement between BT and the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) organisation.

Posted by Mark Wynn