Story by: ANDREW PAPWORTH
Monday, October 1, 2012
CAMBRIDGESHIRE is in first place to get superfast broadband after its campaign for better internet access raced ahead of the competition.
Connecting Cambridgeshire has gathered enough support to take the lead nationally and become the fastest-growing broadband campaign in the country.
“Close to 15,000 homes and businesses have registered for the superfast broadband campaign – making it one of the fastest-growing in the country, rapidly overtaking neighbouring counties to take the lead nationally,” a council spokesman said.
“Much of the support is being generated through the efforts of 68 Broadband Champions, who are busy promoting the campaign in parishes, villages and businesses across the county.
“They are using leaflets, local events, community websites and blogs.”
Registrations have averaged 1,000 per week since the campaign was launched in May.
Cambridgeshire County Council leader Nick Clarke, said: “The Connecting Cambridgeshire campaign is gathering momentum, and the fantastic response we have had from residents and businesses shows how much demand there is for superfast broadband.
“We want to thank our growing network of Broadband Champions for their efforts encouraging people to register for the campaign in homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“We need as many people as possible to register before the end of the year to bring the substantial investment needed to make it happen.”
INFORMATION: To register a home or business in the campaign, visit the website www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk or by filling in a Freepost reply form available in libraries and council offices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
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