Boosting broadband

Somerton and Frome currently has the fourteenth lowest rate of broadband connectivity in the country – and this is something David believes needs urgent improvement. Since being elected in May, David has been working with other South West MPs and Connecting Devon and Somerset to ensure that this problem is recognised and the situation improved. While a candidate, David brought the Communications Minister Ed Vaizey MP to Beckington where they talked with local business owners about the challenges of running a rural business without adequate connectivity. Now he has been elected as MP for Somerton and Frome, David is continuing to bring further pressure on ministers, BT and CDS to bear to ensure that local towns and villages are given the connectivity they need.