Grantham residents back campaign for better broadband
Lincolnshire County Council's new campaign calling for super-fast broadband to be introduced across the region is receiving strong support in Grantham.
The Grantham Journal reports that large numbers of people from the newspaper's circulation area have already signed up online to the council's Say Yes to Better Broadband project.
In total, almost 10,000 people have registered their support for the scheme, which is designed to prove to commercial suppliers that there is strong demand for better internet connections in Lincolnshire.
Kelly Smith, executive member for finance and HR at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "It's hard to imagine life without the internet. Yet in some parts of Lincolnshire, what many of us now take for granted remains out of reach."
The Journal has officially expressed its own support for the project, which aims to deliver speeds of 24Mbps to 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the county by 2015.
Commenting earlier this month, Grantham Journal editor Paul Richardson said it is "not good enough" that many people in Lincolnshire are missing out on this increasingly vital service.