BT urged to bring universal fibre broadband to Malvern business park
BT's super-fast broadband rollout in Malvern is set to miss parts of the town's largest employment site.
The telecoms giant is working to bring fibre optic broadband to thousands of homes and businesses in Malvern Wells, Malvern Link and West Malvern.
However, when the deployment is complete, many firms at the Enigma Business Park will still be stuck with slow connections, reports the Malvern Gazette.
More than 125 companies employing around 1,500 people are based at the business park.
West Worcestershire MP Harriet Baldwin said it is unacceptable that the deployment will not extend to the whole of the complex and is calling on BT to rethink its plans.
"I have written to BT to find out why certain cabinets are going to miss out on upgrades and how they reach this decision," she explained.
Councillor Phil Grove, portfolio holder for economic development at Malvern Hills District Council, added it is "crucial" that businesses are able to access fast broadband.
Earlier this year, a report from Regeneris Consulting claimed BT's fibre broadband rollouts delivered a £48 million boost to Worcestershire's economy in 2011.