Speaking to journalists following the announcement, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson welcomed the news but says he wants the plans to go further:
“For those homes getting this good news it is very welcome but having looked at the list of properties it still means that quite a lot of people will miss out. This is now an essential service in the 21st century. I was in Greece recently where even in the remotest areas there was a 4G phone signal and fast broadband – if they can do it so can we!
“I will continue to fight for every house to get access to a better service.”