Nottinghamshire residents demand faster internet connections header image

Published: 1st Nov 2012

Thousands of residents and businesses in Nottinghamshire are demanding improvements to their local broadband infrastructure.

At the moment, people across the county are blighted by poor ADSL connections and the problem is unsurprisingly far worse in less built-up areas.

The Nottingham Post reports that 5,000 people have so far backed the Superfast Broadband for Notts campaign, which is being fronted by the local council.

Those who have pledged their support for the initiative were asked to provide their postcode and details of their current internet speeds.

One of the backers - from the remote village of Cropwell Bishop - told the news provider that he is frustrated with the substandard service and his views are shared by plenty of others in the area.

The East Midlands appears to have plenty of internet "not-spots" - a point emphasised by Derbyshire County Council, which revealed last week that 180,000 properties across the region are in so-called broadband "white areas".

Posted by Mark Wynn