Show support for super fast broadband

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MAKE your views heard on plans to roll out super fast broadband across Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council is consulting on plans for 90 per cent of the county to have the high speed connection by the end of 2015 - that is three to four times quicker than the average UK speed.

The remaining 10 per cent would be guaranteed standard broadband.

Around £57 million would be invested in improving Lincolnshire’s broadband infrastructure in the joint project between private and public sector.

“This is a chance for residents, local businesses, broadband suppliers and others to have their say on what we have planned,” said Coun Kelly Smith, executive member for finance and human resources.

“Good broadband is vital for business growth, for all residents accessing services and for young people looking to download learning materials.”

“That’s why the county council is investing £10 million in this project, with a further £4 million coming from the district authorities.”

Comments should be sent to Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Team, Lincolnshire County Council, 13 The Avenue, Lincoln, LN1 1PA.

Or email BroadbandPCDResponse@lincolnshire.gov.uk no later than 5pm on 16th September 2012.

A full copy of the consultation document can be downloaded at www.onlincolnshire.org