Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Broadband - Warren Park, Bessacarr

Local residents from the newly-built Warren Park estate in Bessacarr got in touch with me about the poor quality internet supplied to the new housing development.

Despite Warren Park being a new estate, it was not included in Openreach’s plans for super-fast broadband. As such, an internet cabinet (Cantley Cabinet 28) that uses copper cables was installed with copper cables leading to properties on the new estate.

In contrast to residents on similar new estates, Warren Park residents have often had internet speeds less than 1 megabyte per second (mbps). This was due to the copper to cabinet technology being installed, rather than fibre to cabinet or fibre to property technology. To stream a TV programme, you need speeds of around 10mbps.

I am pleased to say that Persimmon have now agreed to part-fund improvements to Cantley Cabinet 28 and associated costs in order to upgrade the cabinet and provide faster internet speeds for residents.

Once the formalities have been approved, the upgrade could take up to 12 months to be completed. However, this should ensure that all residents of the Warren Park estate will be able to receive internet speeds over 24mbps. This will be through fibre to cabinet technology, rather than the current copper to cabinet technology.

Thank you to those residents who contacted me about this matter and I do hope you receive decent broadband soon.

If you have problems with poor internet speeds in your area please contact me at:

caroline.flint.mp@parliament.uk or on 01302 623330.

 

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