Conor McGinn, spoke to over a 100 Haydock residents on Saturday about the poor internet access they receive.
Residents from Ashbury Drive and the surrounding area spoke to Conor about the problems they experience because of dire levels broadband speed.
Some of the issues raised included students struggling to complete coursework and difficulties experienced trying to work or run businesses from home.
The meeting preceded a debate in the House of Commons on Monday over ‘non spots’; those areas with slow or no broadband services.
Commenting Conor said:
“I’d like to thank all the residents who came to meet me and the large turnout shows the scale of the problem.хЪIt’s not just an issue for residents in this part of Haydock but in Windle, Parr and across the constituency.хЪ
“It is simply unacceptable that many of my constituents do not have access to decent quality broadband.
“Access to the internet is a necessity, not a luxury, and problems with the roll-out are having an adverse effect on small businesses, students, and families in my constituency who struggle to cope with slow internet speeds.
“I want to see action taken so that everyone has access to good quality broadband, and I will press the issue with Ministers and BT Openreach so that we get a speedy resolution.”
The full story in the St Helens Star and Reporter can be found at the link below: