People who live in rural and remote areas of Cumbria are urged to tell the Government about their broadband services.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation on improving broadband for very hard to reach premises.
John Stevenson, Carlisle MP, has urged his constituents who live in rural and remote areas to submit evidence to the department, which wants to hear about people’s experiences of connectivity.
The consultation closes at 11.45pm on June 11.
Mr Stevenson said: “Access to broadband is extremely important and this has been especially proven during this last year when many people have been increasingly working from home, children have been continuing their education from home and families and friends have been keeping in touch virtually.
“I am pleased that the Government recognises the importance of digital connectivity in their levelling up agenda and that they are committed to providing good digital connectivity to rural communities.
“I encourage my constituents who live in rural and remote areas to submit evidence to this consultation, as the consultation will help to inform the Government’s approach to delivering improved digital connectivity.”
Further details on how to submit evidence to the consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/improving-broadband-for-very-hard-to-reach-premises