West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed the news from Openreach that Ormskirk, Aughton and nearby areas will benefit from new Fibre to the Premises Broadband.

Openreach, the UK’s digital infrastructure business, has listed Ormskirk and Aughton amongst places where work will start in the next 18 months.

MP Rosie is pleased with the announcement which will improve broadband speeds, capacity and reliability for residents and businesses, but has called for similar investment urgently for Skelmersdale.

Rosie Cooper MP said:
“Improving broadband speeds across West Lancashire is something I have long campaigned on, to provide residents, particularly in the rural areas, with adequate internet accessibility to keep them connected and accessing services they require.

“Businesses across West Lancashire often seek my support to campaign for improvements, which I am pleased this investment will deliver.

“However, the omission of Skelmersdale with such a large population and high number of businesses is disappointing, and so I have written to Openreach’s Chief Executive urging him to consider adding Skelmersdale to their immediate project plans, so businesses can plan ahead with certainty.

“I will continue to lobby the Ministers in Parliament for increased investment in ultrafast broadband across West Lancashire.”

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