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FREE BROADBAND ACCESS IN TOWNS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 403: tabled on 08 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House calls for Chorley Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and other authorities in Lancashire to replicate the ambitious and forward thinking project launch by Swindon Borough Council to provide free broadband access to all residents; notes that Swindon is the first town in the UK to initiate such a valuable project; acknowledges the scheme's provision of low connection speeds for free, pay as you go options for visitors and faster services for prices below market rates; recognises the countless benefits for businesses, consumers, young people and students being able to stay connected more easily; and asks the Government to support such schemes that are in line with their vision of universal broadband access by 2012.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.