Cambridgeshire broadband campaign attracts 10,000 supporters

Tuesday, July 17th 2012
Thousands of Cambridgeshire residents are supporting the council's broadband campaign.
Cambridgeshire broadband campaign attracts 10,000 supporters
Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has announced a major milestone in its super-fast broadband campaign, with 10,000 people registering their interest in the first ten weeks.

Residents and businesses are being urged to continue to support the scheme in a bid to help Cambridgeshire and Peterborough secure vital investment from broadband suppliers.

While council leaders have welcomed the level of backing so far, they are calling for more people to register their support to help achieve the goal of delivering next-generation broadband to 90 per cent of the county.

Leader of CCC Nick Clarke said the response to the campaign has been "fantastic".

"The more people that register the fact they want super-fast broadband the more chance of it being delivered, so I would urge everyone to 'click' for Cambridgeshire," he added.

CCC has allocated up to £20 million to the broadband rollout, while Peterborough City Council has pledged up to £3 million.

These amounts will be bolstered by a £6.75 million investment from government agency Broadband Delivery UK.

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