Broadband campaign needs more support

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A RENEWED appeal for the public to register its interest in receiving superfast broadband has been made after a disappointing uptake to the campaign.

Ian Ransom of Community Lincs, the organisation tasked with driving forward Lincolnshire’s campaign for faster internet access, asked for Skegness Town Council’s support at its latest meeting on Wednesday.

After only 1.5 per cent of the county’s households registered an interest in seeing the technology brought to Lincolnshire through an online poll, he fears it is ‘sending out a very poor message to the people who want to put money on the table to make this happen.’

Lincolnshire County Council and other local authorities have invested £14 million to roll out the technology throughout county, but to achieve this, commercial suppliers also need to invest and will only do so, if the public demand for the service is apparent.

As more government based support services become centralised and accessible only online, he fears elderly residents will suffer without high speed internet access.

To register your interest visit www.onlincolnshire.org/how-we-can-help/residents/register/