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1,800 homes in Kingsway get a boost with superfast broadband

Homes in Kingsway now have high speed broadband for working at home and family use, after the intervention of their local MP.

Gloucester MP Richard Graham thanked Fastershire (the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire broadband project) for resolving a problem which is "all too common for recent housing' of developers not automatically equipping homes with faster broadband".

He said: "Every buyer should demand that superfast broadband is included in any new home. In this case, after much communication with Fastershire, I'm delighted a solution has been funded and delivered to so many homes in Kingsway - making it an even better place to live."

The MP added that most constituents in Gloucester already enjoy average download speeds of 22Mbps, but there are pockets of broadband poverty (which can be measured on home computers), so residents should check their broadband speed via fastershire.com and ask their broadband provider what will be done to improve things.

He said: "If they don't get a satisfactory answer, they are welcome to contact me on richard.graham.mp@parliament.uk ."

County Councillor Dave Norman, representing the Grange and Kingsway Division said: "More reliable internet access is essential for Kingsway residents like elsewhere, and the County Council is pleased to have played its part in getting this resolved."

Kingsway resident Sam said: "It was great to have Richard's support to speed up the Fastershire rollout. Having superfast broadband has made a real difference and made my life much easier."

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