Support flooding in for Broadband campaign

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ARE you one of the growing number of people who are backing the campaign for better and faster Broadband service for Lincolnshire.

Last week the Sleaford Standard announced its support for the OnLincolnshire project and so far 836 Sleaford area residents and 105 businesses have signed up to show their support for the campaign.

But to ensure the campaign is successful we need even more of you to give your support.

The Lincolnshire County Council-led project aims to bring superfast broadband speeds of at least 24Mbps to 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the county by 2015, with a guaranteed 2Mpbs for the remaining premises.

It’s hard to imagine life without the Internet – no Google, no Facebook and no eBay. We have truly entered the digital age. Yet in some parts of Lincolnshire, what many of us now take for granted remains out of reach.

That is why local communities and businesses are being urged to support a project bidding to turn the county’s broadband ‘not-spots’ into ‘hot-spots’. The Sleaford Standard is asking residents to Say Yes to Better Broadband by backing the OnLincolnshire project.

You can lend your voice by registering your details at The more people that register, the easier it will be to encourage commercial suppliers to invest in improved services.

Coun Kelly Smith, executive member for Finance and HR at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Fast broadband isn’t a luxury – it’s vital to business growth, to enabling local residents to access online services and to young people wanting to download learning materials.

“That’s why the county council has committed £10m of its own money to the project, with a further £4m coming from the district councils.

“Over the next year, we’ll be finalising arrangements with the broadband supplier which could help transform internet connections in Lincolnshire.”

Standard editor John Lavery added: “This is an important campaign to ensure that people and businesses in the Sleaford area, and Lincolnshire as a whole, have an upgraded Broadband service.

“We are hoping that all Standard readers will give the campaign their support.”