ePetition details

Southport Broadband Improvements

We the undersigned petition the council to Improve broadband services throughout Southport.

The current speeds available from Broadband providers for non-new build housing in Southport is lower than that in most housing across the north west. Speaking with colleagues/ friends and family in the area its been a particular pain point for all of us. Fibre to the cabinet appears to be the standard option across the borough yet given the outdated infrastructure the promised speeds are often far from the truth. There had been previous notifications of planned Fibre to the premises for 55 thousand households in Southport by Netomnia (https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/05/netomnia-quietly-reveal-new-uk-fttp-broadband-rollout-areas.html)
however it appears to have been cancelled multiple times.

Having moved from a very rural area previously that had near double the speeds and reliability I find it odd that implementation hasn't been sooner.

Given the continuous improvements Sefton council is working towards in the area with regards to attracting interest for young families I have personally been told by younger families that they wouldn't consider the area due to slow speeds and poor accessibility.

In addition as many people are now working from home pre-pandemic there has already been visible strain on the current outdated services.

This ePetition ran from 01/10/2022 to 05/01/2023 and has now finished.

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