Residents support broadband campaign

More than 1,000 Notts residents and businesses have backed calls to improve broadband speeds in the county in just three weeks.

Nottinghamshire County Council launched its Superfast Broadband in Notts campaign on July 6.

It aims to bring faster speeds to the estimated 116,000 homes and businesses which are still lagging behind with painfully slow or no broadband at all.

Since then, the council has been inundated with pledges of support and stories about how bad broadband is impacting ordinary people and suffocating the local economy.

The campaign aims to get at least 5,000 pledges of support by the Autumn, which will then be used to prove to telecoms companies that there is a high level of demand for decent broadband speeds in the whole of Notts.

The digitally disadvantaged homes and businesses - which represent one in five properties in the county - are predominantly in rural areas in the Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe districts.

However, since the campaign was launched further residents and firms blighted by dire internet connections have come forward and more slow spots have been identified in other parts of the county.

Residents and businesses can pledge their support for faster broadband speeds in Nottinghamshire by visiting the website, www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/broadband.