Cambs villagers urged to support broadband campaign

Friday, October 19th 2012
Councillor Susan van de Ven has called on villagers in Cambridgeshire to support a next-generation broadband project.
Cambs villagers urged to support broadband campaign
Cambridgeshire residents could be left with outdated internet connections if they fail to get behind a super-fast broadband campaign, a councillor has warned.

Susan van de Ven represents the villages of Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth, the Chishalls, Foxton and Heydon, which are stuck with some of the slowest broadband speeds in the county.

Speaking to the Royston Weekly News, Ms Van de Ven said residents must show their support for the broadband scheme, which is being run by the district and county councils.

The project aims to highlight the level of demand for next-generation broadband in rural Cambridgeshire in a bid to encourage internet service providers to bring the technology to 90 per cent of local homes and businesses.

All remaining properties will be able to enjoy better connectivity by 2015, with the rollout set to get underway next year.

"Some areas of the county will be extremely well served so it would be a wasted opportunity to be left behind," Ms Van de Ven commented.

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