Connecting Cambridgeshire calls for more broadband support

Monday, October 29th 2012
The Connecting Cambridgeshire campaign has called for more residents to show their support for super-fast broadband.
Connecting Cambridgeshire calls for more broadband support
Residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are being urged to throw their support behind a campaign that aims to bring super-fast broadband to the area.

The Connecting Cambridgeshire initiative, which is being led by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, is attempting to illustrate record levels of demand for the technology.

In the coming weeks, the project is expecting to see the number of people registering their support reach the milestone figure of 20,000.

With the campaign set to draw to a close in December, the Connecting Cambridgeshire team wants as many residents as possible to sign up to prove there is countywide demand for fast broadband access.

Ian Bates, cabinet member for growth and planning at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "Reliable internet access is becoming part of everyday life in our homes, schools, health and public services, and it is vital for our businesses and economy to thrive."

A preferred provider is due to be named in December and will be tasked with bringing minimum downstream speeds of 25Mbps to at least 90 per cent of local properties by 2015.

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