rory to host signing of historic rural broadband contract

Rory is proud to announce that his constituency will play host on Thursday 29th November to the historic signing of the multi-million pound broadband contract between Cumbria County Council and BT.

The location of Glenridding in Rory’s constituency has been chosen to underline the fact that the contract will herald the installation of super-fast broadband to some of the most remote communities in Cumbria. Guests will join signatories in the morning at the Inn on the Lake, followed by a photo and media opportunity at the Ullswater Steamers jetty at 1245pm.

Rory said: “Following last week’s breakthrough on state aid, I am delighted that the Cumbrian contract will be signed so swiftly, cementing the great commitment felt by both the private and the public sector that we can deliver this exciting advance in super-fast broadband connection. This is a real testament to the hard work of so many who have been involved in this process, right from the launch of our broadband conference in September 2010. What we need now is to follow through immediately with identifying communities, villages, residences and businesses who have particular needs, to ensure that we are successful in getting to those especially hard-to-reach places. We all want to know what is going to happen, where, and when: we need communities and businesses to begin registering their demand, and I look forward to hearing how BT and CCC propose achieving this.”

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