Cambridgeshire residents urged to back broadband campaign header image

Published: 29th Oct 2012

Poor ADSL connections in Cambridgeshire could be a thing of the past if enough residents and businesses pledge their support to a new superfast broadband scheme, according to the local council.

Connecting Cambridgeshire is one of the UK's largest community broadband programmes and could hit 20,000 registrations in the coming weeks.

However, households and companies have still been urged to declare their support before the December deadline.

Cambridgeshire county councillor Ian Bates, cabinet member for growth and planning, said: "Reliable internet access is becoming part of everyday life in our homes, schools, health and public services."

If the area's economy is to thrive it is crucial people can utilise strong broadband infrastructure over the coming years, he added.

Mr Bates' fellow councillors concurred that better broadband will help improve the jobs market and change the way businesses operate.

The organisation is hoping to start its broadband rollout by the spring of 2013.

Posted by Craig Roberts