Since becoming the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West in June last year, a large number of constituents have contacted me about the lack of adequate broadband in the area.
Access to fast broadband is essential in today’s world, with more and more people having to rely on the internet to do their banking, work from home and pay bills online. As well as streaming and catching up with friends and family. Some areas within Rutherglen and Hamilton West have it worse, on average, in terms of broadband speed compared to the rest of the UK, with 47% of connections receiving less than 10 megabits per second.
After being in contact with BT and Openreach a number of times about this, I want to map out and understand the extent of this issue, which disproportionately affects new build areas in the constituency. Therefore, I have created a survey in order to get a better idea of what the issues are and where they lie.
Alternatively, if you wish to receive a physical copy, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
This survey is being carried out specifically to collect information on constituents’ experiences of broadband provision and will allow me to more effectively make representations on behalf of constituents on the issue of broadband provision in the constituency.
The only personal data which will be collected during this survey will be your postcode, this is being asked for to allow me to see where provision and satisfaction vary between parts of the constituency. All answers provided will be completely anonymous and you will not be able to be identified from the results.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 641 007