Petition - Mount Oswald Estate

– in the House of Commons at 7:02 pm on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Roberta Blackman-Woods Roberta Blackman-Woods Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities & Local Government) (Planning) 7:02 pm, 6th February 2018

I hope you will bear with me, Madam Deputy Speaker, while I present these two petitions. The first is from the residents of the Mount Oswald estate in Durham.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of Mount Oswald Estate in Durham,

Declares that the new development, built by David Wilson Homes, where there are residents who lack any form of acceptable broadband service;
further that the estate’s phone lines are currently connected to a cabinet over 2 km away, resulting in a typical broadband speed of 0-3 megabits per second, well below the standard broadband speed of 17 megabits per second;
further that this is well below the broadband service that should be expected in a new-build development with a city-centre postcode;
further that with the development of several hundred new homes immediately adjacent to the Mount Oswald Estate the broadband speeds are likely to deteriorate further without any action.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to make provision for the installation of a new fibre-enabled cabinet in the immediate vicinity of the Mount Oswald Estate to ensure a future-proof service for all current and future residents of the estate.

And the petitioners remain, etc.