Christopher Pincher

A local MP has welcomed the news that plans to improve access to superfast broadband for villages around Lichfield and Burntwood has been given the green light.

The EU have the scheme the go-ahead meaning Staffordshire County Council can now begin a £7.4million project to improve internet access in rural areas.

Christopher Pincher MP says the decision will help to boost growth.

“This decision is great news for Staffordshire,” he added. “Britain is in a global race and we cannot allow rural areas to get left behind because of poor internet infrastructure.

“Staffordshire will now get the infrastructure to match its aspiration, providing local people and local businesses with the tools they need to get on and prosper.”

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