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Lincolnshire County Council is now consulting on plans to bring superfast broadband to 90% of the county by the end of 2015, with the remaining 10% 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.
Councillor Kelly Smith, Executive Member for Finance and HR, said: “This is a chance for residents, local 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.
“Over the next few years we’ll make sure that 90 per cent of the county can get broadband that’s three to four times quicker than the current average speed for the UK. And the remaining 10 per cent will be guaranteed standard broadband, ensuring no one’s left behind as we move into the digital age.”
You can email your response to BroadbandPCDResponse@lincolnshire.gov.uk. Responses must be received no later than 5pm on 16 September 2012. A full copy of the consultation document can be downloaded from here.