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Gloucestershire is the latest area where residents are demanding more information on the proposed rollout of super-fast broadband. 

Local councillor Paul Hodgkinson has expressed concerns about the large number of rural areas in the county where no date has been set for the improvements promised by the £56.6 million Fastershire project, which aims to bring high-speed internet to 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the region.

He told the Gloucestershire Echo: "There are a lot of small businesses in these areas. They want faster broadband to be able to work effectively."

"This is an important issue and the administration cannot forget about it," the councillor added. 

Earlier this week, the Shropshire Star reported local campaign group the South-west Shropshire and Marches Campaign for Better Broadband is concerned not enough information has been released regarding plans to improve connectivity in rural parts of the county.

Residents of both Shropshire and Gloucestershire should consider switching to satellite broadband if they are worried they will not benefit from the rollout of high-speed internet in their area.

Posted by Craig Roberts