Chris Loder, MP for West Dorset, has welcomed the news that the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology have awarded Dorset Council £3.6 million as part of its Open Networks Ecosystem programme.
Chris Loder MP has hailed the news that his West Dorset constituency is set to benefit from up to one-third of an estimated £43.2 million contract as part of the latest Project Gigabit procurement phase.
West Dorset’s MP Chris Loder has welcomed the news that 412 properties in Sherborne have now been connected up to full fibre broadband following an intervention in March 2022 that enabled the necessary works to continue after a missed deadline for the redemption of Community Fibre Partnership (C
Chris asks the Government to support and commit to contributing to the Fibre Spine project in West Dorset. The Digital Minister said that he looked forward to working with Chris to deliver the project for West Dorset.
Chris spoke in the House of Commons on the importance of improving broadband in rural areas. He noted that it is unacceptable that over 36% of West Dorset constituents have internet speeds of slower than 30 Mb/s.
In the past year I’ve made considerable inroads on getting faster broadband speeds for West Dorset; a campaign of even greater importance at a time when we are all so dependent on digital technology to work and learn from home. I’ve pushed the Digital Minister, Matt Warman, on this in the House o