Plans to roll out faster broadband

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Have your say

LINCOLNSHIRE County Council is welcoming views on plans to roll out superfast broadband across Lincolnshire.

The council is now consulting on plans to bring superfast broadband to at least 90 per cent of the county by the end of 2015, with the remaining ten per cent guaranteed standard broadband.

This is a joint-project between the private and public sector, and will see around £57m invested in improving the county’s broadband infrastructure.

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

“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 £10m in this project, with a further £4m coming from the district authorities.

All comments should be sent to: Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Team, Lincolnshire County Council, 13 The Avenue, Lincoln, LN1 1PA. Comments must be received no later than 5pm on September 16.

l See page 16 for more on superfast broadband.