Faster broadband and better mobile coverage

Superfast broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Whether you’re running a business, staying in touch with family, doing homework or paying your bills, a quick and reliable internet connection is essential. But parts of Kent, particularly rural areas, are getting left behind.

I'm campaigning to get everyone in Faversham and Mid Kent a decent broadband and mobile connection.

News

Legal right to broadband comes into force

Every home and business in the UK now has the legal right to a decent, affordable broadband connection.

Whilst progress has been made in rolling out broadband, there are still too many people left behind so this is welcome news.

Full fibre broadband coming to Faversham

Faversham, Sheldwich, Painters Forstal and Davington will be some of the first places in the country to benefit from a full fibre broadband network.

This is part of Openreach’s work to connect market towns, villages, and rural areas to ultra-fast broadband.  

£1 billion deal to solve poor mobile coverage

Poor mobile phone coverage will be a thing of the past.

The Government’s £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry is great news for people in rural areas in Faversham and Mid Kent who struggle to get mobile data.

MPs call for rural roaming to tackle mobile blackspots

I was delighted to sign a letter to the Secretary of State, for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, along with 74 other MPs to ask the Government to make a requirement that network operators enable roaming between providers to improve mobile coverage in rural areas.

 

'Great progress' on broadband and mobile, says Minister

Today I received an update from the Digital Minister Margot James about broadband and mobile coverage. Nationally, 95% of premises have access to high speed broadband, and the strategy to roll-out 5G is on track.

Headcorn's mobile 'notspots' revealed

Headcorn has a timeless charm, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. Though sometimes, when struggling to make a call or send an email in the village, it can feel like you’re back in the last century.

Take my survey on mobile and broadband coverage

I recently tested out Ofcom's new checker on mobile and broadband availability, but it told me that areas with poor coverage like Headcorn and Doddington received 4G mobile and superfast broadband.