Villagers are rejoicing over the success of their MP’s involvement in solving BT’s broadband issues that frustrated Hockliffe households for two weeks.
Ongoing issues with speed since October 7 are now fixed thanks to South West Beds MP Andrew Selous who was made aware of the issue through the LBO and members of the Hockliffe Village Group Facebook page.
Mr Selous said: “I have really been on their case about this because it is very serious that it did not work for two weeks.
“We had small businesses on the verge of going out of business and children not being able to do their homework because of it. It has affected people’s livelihoods because the internet has become as essential as water and electricity for everyone. I am really pleased it has been sorted out, it’s what I am here to do, I’m privileged enough to be able to do so. It is great for an MP to be able to intervene and make a difference like this.
Peter Edwards, of Watling Street, told the LBO that BT’s service had deteriorated since October 3, but it was back up and running on Wednesday evening. He said: “Hockliffe residents have been very impressed with Mr Selous’ help. He has been widely credited and praised within our Facebook group. I would like to congratulate those who set up the group because it has been invaluable in helping resolve this problem.”