BT pledges broadband improvement in Chipping Barnet during meeting with Conservative MP Theresa Villiers

Times Series: Conservative MP Theresa Villiers, met with senior BT representatives earlier this week to discuss the issue Conservative MP Theresa Villiers, met with senior BT representatives earlier this week to discuss the issue

BT has promised Chipping Barnet’s MP that it is working on bringing faster broadband to the borough.

The telecommunications and media company said it was working on the issue late last year after thousands of homes and businesses complained they were unable to access fibre broadband.

Fifty five new telecoms cabinets have been installed in the constituency as part of work already done, with around 25,000 premises soon to benefit from the upgrade.

The area's Conservative MP Theresa Villiers met senior BT representatives earlier this week.

She said: “This was a useful discussion. We talked through in detail the work BT is doing on upgrading broadband facilities in Chipping Barnet.

"I was told that by the time BT finishes its programme of broadband improvement in London in the spring, it expects 93 per cent of the borough to have access to fast broadband, with many able to access services with download speeds of up to 80Mb.

"While I welcome the work that has been done, I know that some of my constituents still aren't able to get the broadband speeds they want.

"Fast internet access can be crucial for business success. I will continue to press BT to ensure that as many homes and businesses as possible can be connected to fibre broadband in Chipping Barnet.”

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8:53am Fri 7 Feb 14

DuncanMacdonald says...

Part of the problem is agreeing the location of the new cabinets required by high speed fibre broadband. The cabinet that serves my house cannot have the additional cabinet required as the council have refused permission despite the fact that there is room for it. Openreach and Barnet Council need to get this sorted as increasing numbers of people work from home and require decent broadband speeds. Mrs Villiers needs to put pressure on the council as well as BT.
Part of the problem is agreeing the location of the new cabinets required by high speed fibre broadband. The cabinet that serves my house cannot have the additional cabinet required as the council have refused permission despite the fact that there is room for it. Openreach and Barnet Council need to get this sorted as increasing numbers of people work from home and require decent broadband speeds. Mrs Villiers needs to put pressure on the council as well as BT. DuncanMacdonald
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