Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison brought together local broadband provider Netomnia and housing association Believe Housing today (Friday 31st March) at the latter's headquarters to discuss expanding full-fibre accessibility to more residents. Representing tenants across the Bishop Auckland constituency, Davison attended to hear the discussions and push for expanded access to tenants in the dale.
Housing association tenants in multi-dwelling properties can benefit from full-fibre accessibility if housing associations allow wayleave permission in multi-dwelling properties. Such an agreement would ensure that tenants in our area have a stronger internet connection- something Dehenna Davison MP promised to campaign for in the 2019 election campaign. As such, Davison pushed for the two groups to work together on ensuring residents in multi-dwelling properties have full-fibre accessibility.
Dehenna said about the visit: "It was great to meet the teams involved in taking this project forward, and in our discussions, I emphasised how crucial this will be to local residents - and pushed them to go quicker to get the rest of the dale gigabit ready!"
In Spennymoor, 1,064 properties now have a connection with Netomnia, whilst in Bishop Auckland, over 13,500 premises in Davison's constituency are in progress, planned or designed for connection.