A CONTROVERSIAL decision to appoint BT as supplier of super-fast broadband in rural areas is due to go before councillors for the second time.
Cabinet members at the Isle of Wight Council deferred the decision in August after Cllr Phil Jordan raised concerns over the broadband speeds, take up and coverage.
The delay prompted Tory councillors Bob Seely, Dave Stewart and Stuart Hutchinson to urge councillors to make a decision fast or risk losing more than £3 million in government grants. Councillors will take the decision at the next cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
A BT 'showcase vehicle’ will be visiting the Island next week to demonstrate fibre broadband and the benefits the service offers.
Island MP Andrew Turner encouraged visitors to visit to find out more about the project and directly question the technical experts.
Find the mobile between 9am and 6pm on Tuesday at Town Square, Ryde, St Mary’s Road car park, Francki Place, Cowes, on Wednesday and St James’s Square, Newport, on Thursday.