Rhiannon Meades, Mid Beds Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate

The roll out will begin with communities with the worst broadband access

The Labour Party parliamentary candidate for Mid-Bedfordshire, Rhiannon Meades, has welcomed the party’s announcement that in government it will undertake a massive upgrade in the UK’s internet infrastructure, delivering internet connections for everyone.

The roll out will begin with communities that have the worst broadband access. Such as rural and remote communities and some inner city areas. These communities will be followed by towns and smaller centres.

The plan will be paid for through Labour’s Green Transformation fund and taxing multinational corporations such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. Labour says that this will save the average person £30.30 a month.

Rhiannon said:

“Across Mid-Bedfordshire I hear from businesses and residents that their broadband connection is slow and very expensive. Labour has acknowledged that in 2019 access to quality high speed broadband should be an entitlement for families and for businesses.

“If we are to be at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and a global economic player, we must speed up the adoption of technologies across our economy. This includes in Mid-Bedfordshire.

“I welcome this bold announcement. British Broadband will be publicly owned and will serve the public. It will offer free access to households and it will serve local businesses.

“It will improve productivity and our international competitiveness whilst opening up cultural, educational and social opportunities for all of us.”