THE difficulties faced by residents over slow internet speeds has been highlighted in parliament.

MP Antoinette Sandbach has quizzed Margot James, the Minister for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport about the roll-out of superfast broadband.

Speaking recently in the House of Commons, Winsford MP said: “A number of Eddisbury residents have been denied superfast broadband because Openreach refused to connect them to their nearest cabinet as, for historical reasons, they are connected to one many miles away.

"What can the minister do to ensure that common sense applies?”

Minister Margot James replied: “I understand the frustration of Eddisbury residents. Wherever possible, Openreach network planners seek to ensure that customers are connected to the nearest cabinet, but this is not always possible.

"Businesses and communities may apply for a voucher through one of our schemes to contribute towards the cost of reconnecting to a closer cabinet.

"I would be happy to facilitate a meeting between my honourable friend and officials in my department to establish the best way forward for Eddisbury residents.”