Fibre Garden Update

The Secretary of State for DEFRA, Owen Paterson and Tim Farron MP, paid good attention to the arguments put forward by Dr William Lumb on the need to get fibre optic cables in the ground to all properties, enabling them to take full advantage of the growing number of essential services that can be accessed, in particular health care.

The Secretary of State was visiting Garsdale to acknowledge the work and achievements of Fibre GarDen in enabling a community project to provide its own fibre optic network in Garsdale and Dentdale and confirmed the support of, by way of a grant, DEFRA.  The meeting was held at Garsdale Design a leading business in the dale who are redesigning the devastated cities in Iraq and who are in urgent need of superfast broadband to ensure the continued growth of their business.

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