Wait goes on for superfast broadband in parts of Weston where people cannot watch videos online

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 January 2017

The roll-out of superfast broadband has been delayed in Weston Village.

The roll-out of superfast broadband has been delayed in Weston Village.

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Broadband speeds are expected to remain slow on one of Weston-super-Mare’s housing estates until at least July, despite a three-year campaign to fix the problem.

Parts of Weston Village suffer with slow broadband speed, which residents say means they cannot watch films online.

North Somerset councillor Dawn Payne has been campaigning for BT to address the problem since 2014.

It was originally hoped the superfast broadband cabinets would be turned on in March 2017, but the Mercury can reveal that surveys will not now be completed until June 30.

Cllr Payne said: “The broadband speed for many residents in Weston Village is appalling.

“Following my contact with BT it was included in its commercial programme and due to be delivered between January and March this year. I was notified by BT that due to a review of the engineering solution this had been delayed until the summer.

“Residents are understandably frustrated and disappointed at the length of time which BT is taking to improve its broadband service and I will continue my efforts to get BT to upgrade the cabinet as soon as possible.”

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