THE MP for Rayleigh and Wickford held a meeting in Westminster with representatives from CityFibre, following concerns about “chaos” caused by the ongoing rollout of the company’s super-fast broadband.
Mr Ed Taylor, Director of Public Affairs and Ms Stacey King, Senior Partner Manager met Mark Francois MP to discuss the problem, which has been reportedly particularly bad in the Hockley area, earning it the recent nicknamed ‘Blockley’.
Commenting after the meeting, Mr Francois said: “Once complete, the super-fast broadband in the local area, will, I am sure, be welcomed by residents.
“Nevertheless, there have been many phases of this project where roads have essentially been gridlocked, with a completely unacceptable knock-on effect on people’s lives and livelihoods.
“During the meeting, I sought assurances from the company that everything possible would be done to minimise disruption with the remaining work.
“I also pressed for CityFibre to consider a pause in the works, given the relentless nature of the rollout that has been carried out for many months, and I look forward to hearing from them shortly to see if this is something that they will seriously consider.”
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