John Howell: Henley broadband too slow
The government needs to take account of the importance of broadband for residents and businesses in Henley, according to the area's local MP John Howell.
In a letter to communications minister Ed Vaizey, he outlined the significance of a fast connection to people based in his constituency and to south-east Oxfordshire in general.
Earlier in the year, the MP met with Ofcom to express fears that the overall map of the county's broadband speeds is being distorted because of the prevalence of super-fast connections in Oxford itself.
"There is a feeling that the extent of the need in this part of Oxfordshire has not been properly appreciated either in relation to range or speed," argued Mr Henley.
He pointed out that the high education levels and prevalence of home working in the county make it crucial broadband in the area is up to scratch.
This follows criticism levelled at the government by broadband provider BT, which suggested that the communications minister has not fully grasped the importance of the service in boosting the economy.