Peak District residents urged to demand faster broadband
Peak District National Park residents are being urged to express their demand for receiving faster internet access.
Derbyshire and Staffordshire county councils and Cheshire East Council are aiming to deliver improved broadband connectivity throughout the area and the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is keen to support these efforts.
However, if the local authorities are to succeed in attracting an internet service provider to roll out next-generation broadband across the park, householders and businesses will first need to register their interest in the technology.
Tony Favell, chair of the PDNPA, said improved broadband services will boost local job creation and make life easier for the 38,000 people who inhabit the area, as well as the millions of tourists who visit each year.
Getting faster broadband is a high priority for residents and is consequently a key part of the authority's National Park Management Plan, he explained.
It is also a major goal for the government, which is aiming to extend super-fast broadband to 90 per cent of UK properties by the end of 2015.
Mr Favell added: "I would urge everyone to do this because it could make a really significant impact on the future prospects for job growth opportunities."