Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton & Ripon
“I am delighted that the community of Martons Both are coming together to explore the possibility of bringing superfast broadband to homes and businesses. I am delighted that the Government is investing 18 million pounds in North Yorkshire to boost internet connectivity and the Broadband North Yorkshire campaign, which I have organised and continue to lead, will continue to push for that money to be spent as quickly and effectively as possible. It is important that over the coming months and years, residents and companies who want better broadband speak up and come together. By doing this, they will be more likely to be able to get improved access as soon as possible.”
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Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Airedale division, North Yorkshire County Council
"This is a very important project for the Martons Both community and I will be supporting it in every way I can. A reliable, fast broadband service will affect everything from economic growth to property prices in the coming years. This is an opportunity for local residents to get involved in a project that will prove vital in sustaining the community for many years to come. I look forward to working with everyone interested in bringing superfast broadband to Martons Both."
David Nelson, Gledstone Estate, West Marton
"I'm very encouraged that this initiative is underway. I think that access to the internet is very important to the future of rural communities such as ours. I urge all parishioners to complete and return their survey forms. The Gledstone Estate fully supports this project and will provide whatever assistance we can."
Paul Morgan-Roach, www.skiptonsystems.co.uk
“Improvements in rural broadband are at the heart of rejuvenating local communities and bringing jobs and people back to the countryside. Good connectivity will attract business and improve social and commercial integration with the world at large, allowing for better education, employment opportunities and reverse the flow of urban migration – it is therefore crucial that schemes such as these succeed. It is for this reason that I am thrilled that Skipton Systems have the opportunity to be involved with this project.”
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