Campaigners are reporting that many properties have not yet been reached by a 1.2 billion pound scheme planned to deliver high speed internet connectivity to remote villages.
Residents of South Gloucestershire village Horton organised a public meeting with their local MP, a senior councillor and one of the BT directors. Richard Williams, one of the campaigners reported how he has to travel 32 kilometres (20 miles) to Bristol in order to upload images to his e-commerce website. A BT spokesman confirmed that 6500 properties in South Gloucester already have connections. Paul Coles, South West director of BT Partnerships said: “We will do another 16,000 by the middle of next year”.