Local MP and election candidate meets broadband regulator ahead of crunch talks with Openreach
Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has met with the UK communications regulator Ofcom, to press the need for improved broadband connectivity in her rural constituency.
A recent report published by Ofcom, showed that over 18% of households in Dwyfor Meirionnydd receive broadband speeds of less than 10Mb/s, the eligibility threshold set by the UK government for network upgrades.
Figures also show average download speeds in the constituency (41.2%) are significantly below both the Welsh (58.3%) and UK average (72.9%).
Mrs Saville Roberts, who has successfully campaigned to improve broadband availability across many communities in her constituency, will be meeting BT and Openreach later this week, where she will raise the plight of constituents struggling with both woeful service and broken promises by network providers.