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Residents of a rural Cheshire village are frustrated with slow broadband speeds.

Over Peover currently receives connection speeds of just 0.5 Mbp/s to 1Mbp/s. The village had been expecting to receive an upgrade to super-fast broadband as part of the Connecting Cheshire project, which aimed to bring high-speed internet to 100 per cent of the county.

However, the scheme, which is run by Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council, has now downscaled to cover just 90 per cent of the region, the Knutsford Guardian reports.

Kathy Doyle, a local resident who has campaigned for broadband improvements in the village, said she feels let down.

She commented: "Everybody is very disappointed as our speeds are very slow and we had been relying on the promises of Cheshire East Council to improve them."

Local councillor David Brown said the council's failure to connect rural areas such as Over Peover is due to budget cuts and "market forces beyond our control".

Posted by Craig Roberts