Carlisle MP asks Rural Constituents to Take Part in Open Consultation on ‘Improving Broadband for Very Hard to Reach Premises’


John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle asks constituents who live in rural and remote areas to submit evidence to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) open consultation on ‘Improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises’.

The DCMS would like to hear people’s views and experiences of broadband connectivity in rural and remote areas. For example, the DCMS are asking for information on the demand for broadband services, their benefits and current barriers to deployment and take-up.

The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11th June 2021.

John Stevenson MP states “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 DCMS 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:


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