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Published: 7th Nov 2012

Councillors in Nottinghamshire have assured businesses across the county they will benefit from even greater broadband speeds from next year.

Around £17 million is set to be invested in faster internet connections, according to representatives of Nottinghamshire County Council.

Speaking to the Nottingham Post, economic development manager for the local authority Matt Lockley stressed how important it is to provide reliable web access to households and companies across the region.

"We are investing in the technology infrastructure and the plan is to make sure 90 per cent of businesses and people in the county can access 24mb-a-second broadband," he was quoted as saying.

Councillors added that Notts enterprises already benefit from operating in one of the best-connected counties in Britain.

However, some people in less built-up areas have complained about poor ADSL connections and have demanded urgent action.

So far, 5,000 people have declared their support for the Superfast Broadband for Notts campaign, which is being fronted by the council.

Posted by Mark Wynn