Telecommunications provider BT has decided to extend their broadband upgrade to Kirby-le-Soken, Kirby Cross and Great Holland.
Initially, the three villages were not included on BT’s list of superfast broadband deployment for the Frinton and Walton area.
BT’s change of mind came after local residents took up the issue with Douglas Carswell MP, who took action and pushed for talks between the operator and the local District Council.
“I listened to what local people said, took action, spearheaded a campaign, and I am very pleased with the result.
“Having high-quality access to the Internet is vital in a society where so much of our communication takes place online, and I am delighted to see that Kirby-le-Soken, Kirby Cross and Great Holland will be included in the upgrade.”