Fibre broadband petition submitted to BT

Labour's Cllr Amy Trevethan has submitted a petition to BT, calling on them to commit to accelerate the roll-out of fibre broadband in parts of Chipping Barnet currently without access.

With over 300 signatures collected already, and more being added each day, it is clear that there is considerable demand for fibre broadband in Chipping Barnet.

We predict that at least 3000 homes and businesses would want to take advantage of the upgraded technology. So any provider willing to make the initial investment could gain thousands of extra customers for fibre broadband.

In her letter to BT, Cllr Trevethan said: “There is a great appetite for fibre broadband in Chipping Barnet, and the potential for more than 3000 new fibre broadband customers.

I urge you to make a commitment to upgrade the service as soon as possible.”

Ends. Notes:

1. A copy of Cllr Trevethan's email to BT follows:

Dear Andrew Campling

I recently set up a petition asking BT to accelerate the roll-out of fibre broadband in parts of Chipping Barnet currently without access. So far I have had a great response to this from local residents. You can view the petition here: http://betterbarnet.nationbuilder.com/extend_fibre_broadband_across_chipping_barnet 

I will send you a full list of signatories’ names in due course.

Council officers of the London Borough of Barnet have confirmed to me that no current planning issues are an obstacle to the roll-out of fibre broadband in Chipping Barnet.

Moreover, there is a great appetite for fibre broadband in Chipping Barnet: and the potential for more than 3,000 new fibre broadband customers.

So I urge you to make a commitment to upgrade the service as soon as is possible.

I will send you the full list of signatures soon, and I hope you will take their views into consideration when updating your forward works plan. Parts of Chipping Barnet have been crying out for superfast broadband for a number of years now.

I look forward to your efforts to get this sorted on behalf of your current and potential BT and fibre broadband customers.

Kind regards,
Cllr Amy Trevethan
Underhill ward, London Borough of Barnet and Labour PPC for Chipping Barnet

To contact Cllr Trevethan: cllr.a.trevethan@barnet.gov.uk

To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568

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