BT accused of 'pulling fast one on broadband rollout' header image

Published: 22nd Jun 2016

A south Gloucestershire business has hit out against BT's government-backed rollout of super-fast broadband in the UK. 

Father and son Richard and Henry Williams own Horton-based car dealership Williams Automobiles and claim the lack of connectivity in the area is having a serious impact on their company.

Williams senior told the Western Daily Press the firm is having to get by on a "ridiculous" upload speed of just 0.13 Mbps, which means travel into Bristol is required when they need to upload videos or photos to the business' website. 

Regarding the £1.2 billion BT has received from the government in order to roll out super-fast broadband across the country, Mr Williams claimed the company has "pulled the biggest fast one on everyone in history since the South Sea Bubble".

The father and son team have organised a meeting at Horton Village Hall this evening (September 25th), which will give BT and local councillors a chance to explain why connectivity in rural areas such as Horton has not been improved.