Cambridge broadband campaign continues
The Connecting Cambridgeshire super-fast broadband campaign has enjoyed an impressive level of success recently, picking up 12,500 expressions of support over the last 12 weeks.
It has now announced plans to arrange events at local libraries around the county in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fast internet access to households and businesses.
Councillor David Harty, the county council's cabinet member for learning, told Cambridge News a number of interactive displays will also be available at libraries to raise awareness of the issue.
"I would encourage as many people as possible to take a few minutes to register for the campaign whilst visiting their local library," he said, adding that many libraries already offer free internet access that allows the public to make use of the latest digital technology.
Connecting Cambridgeshire is aiming to bring superfast broadband to around 90 per cent of the area by 2015.
According to councillor Ian Bates, the number of people supporting the campaign indicates "how much pent-up demand there is for superfast broadband" in the county.
The group suggests benefits of the service include promoting flexible working patterns and allowing consumers to save cash.