As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 22nd February, Stephanie recently met with Openreach’s Project Officer for Barnsley.
Stephanie has been campaigning for improved coverage in the local area for over a year now, including writing to the Government and broadband providers, raising this issue in the House of Commons, conducting a residents’ broadband survey, and meeting with Superfast South Yorkshire.
During the meeting with Openreach, Stephanie outlined her concerns regarding broadband coverage in Barnsley East, and the ways in which poor coverage can impact on her constituents’ day-to-day lives.
Commenting, Stephanie said:
“A stable and reliable internet connection is so important for people right across our area in their day-to-day lives, with people relying on the internet for shopping, paying bills, or dealing with benefit claims.
“Unfortunately, coverage in Barnsley lags behind other areas, and often isn’t satisfactory – something constituents regularly raise with me.
“That’s why I’ve been campaigning to improve connectivity and will continue to do so until broadband coverage here in Barnsley is at an acceptable level for my constituents.”