This public meeting will be an opportunity for residents to put their internet, mobile coverage and Openreach issues directly to BT. It is open to residents throughout Fareham who would like to find out more.
Many residents have contacted me to raise concerns over broadband coverage in our area. That's why, as well as lobbying the Chancellor, I have been keen to discuss with the telecommunications companies the specific issues we face in Fareham. They've been productive discussions and it was useful to attend the Broadband Meeting in Whiteley with Hampshire County Council and Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Sean Woodward.
Residents expressed their frustration with the poor coverage and intermittent broadband service that they are receiving. Whilst BT provided some assurances, I am aware that the problem is not solved. I am therefore also holding this meeting for a progress update from BT and Openreach.