STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green has asked ministers to make sure that all businesses in Trafford Park are connected to super fast broadband by 2016.

Firms in the area can currently pay for faster broadband themselves but there is no routine connection to high speed internet.

The Greater Manchester rural broadband programme aims to provide high speed broadband to 39,000 homes and businesses across the region by the end of March 2016. Ms Green wants to make sure that the Government deliver this on time so that businesses aren’t left behind.

Ed Vaizey, the minister for culture, communications and creative industries, promised her that he would do all he could to make sure that the Government’s Broadband delivery programme remained on track.

Ms Green said, “Fast, reliable broadband is crucial for our local businesses and so I was pleased when the Minister promised that this would be delivered on time.

“I’ll be watching the minister carefully to make sure he keeps his word and will continue to stand up for the businesses in Trafford Park and across Stretford and Urmston in Parliament.”