I know many of you in the villages and the outskirts of Fazeley raise concerns with me about access to broadband, some of you have it, some do not, for some the speed is slow or availability of providers is limited.
I regularly lobby the Government on what more can be done to help rural residents access broadband and I feel it has become even more important now that many more of us are at home more than usual.
For this reason I am pleased to see that the Minister for Digital has extended the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. While it sounds techy, this scheme has two main aims - to connect homes and businesses which are not due for an upgrade through normal industry rollouts (I know some of you have faced this issue) and to also encourage more competition, particularly for smaller and alternative providers to start building gigabit broadband in our hard-to-reach rural areas.
So onto how to participate - this isn't an individual scheme, rather you need a group of at least two residents or small businesses to combine their vouchers towards the shared cost for installing broadband. You make a decision on who will apply, the name (or company) it will be under and how the cost will be shared.
The application is made, and if all is confirmed the supplier will begin work on delivering the connection to your homes.
So have a think, then visit the website to find out more, check the providers for your area and to make your applications