In today’s world, it is increasingly difficult to run a business or even run your life without access to the internet and even more difficult without a mobile phone signal. That’s why it is simply not good enough that East Devon doesn’t have the signal or broadband speed that it needs to thrive.
I have had a number of constituents and business owners who have complained to me that they do not have good access to the internet. Furthermore, when I travel around East Devon and speak to Parish Councils and local residents, having a mobile phone signal is high on their agenda.
That’s why I’ve launched my Get East Devon Connected campaign for better mobile and internet access for our local area.
Although progress has been made on broadband, there is still a lot further to go to ensure that rural areas in the UK are connected. The Government recently announced that they have come to an agreement with the Church of England on using Church spires as makeshift mobile phone signal masts.
However, in rural areas, it is sometimes impossible to get a mobile phone signal. Again, in today’s world, it is increasingly difficult to go about your daily business or run a company without a good mobile signal.
I need your help to ensure that the Government is listening to East Devon’s concerns. I have launched a survey, which you can find here and I would be really grateful if you could help me by filling it out.
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