Lincs council publishes broadband coverage map
Lincolnshire County Council has published a map of local broadband notspots as part of its campaign to boost connectivity in the area.
The local authority hopes the chart will encourage more residents and businesses to support the push for faster broadband by registering on the campaign website, reports the Stamford Mercury.
More than 1,000 companies in Lincolnshire have already backed the initiative, but the council is hoping another 9,000 will sign up by December.
Only 84 of the businesses to have registered so far are from Lincoln, while East Lindsey employers are leading the way with 320 firms getting behind the project.
Simon Beardsley, chief executive of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said the coverage map is a "stark wake-up call" for local businesses, illustrating how much of the county is still stuck with low-quality broadband access.
"It is concerning, but unfortunately not surprising, that so many parts have little or no connection," he commented. "I would hope to see every business in Stamford sign up to the campaign."
The initiative has been launched as the council attempts to bring super-fast broadband to 90 per cent of homes and businesses across the county by 2015.