Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Connecting Cambridgeshire: let's have better broadband for all!

Do your bit to bring better broadband for all!

Have you registered for the Connecting Cambridgeshire campaign to bring better broadband access for everyone across the county?

Time is running out and we need as many people as possible to register before December 2012, when a supplier will be selected and planning for the big broadband rollout begins.

It only takes a minute to go online at www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk or fill in a Freepost reply form in the leaflet at your local library or council offices.

All we need is your postcode and a landline phone number, and whether you are a home or business user – and we will only use this information for the campaign.

The more registrations we get, the more likely we are to get the investment needed to install better broadband connections for all (2 Mbps minimum) with superfast speeds (25mbps minimum) for at least 90% of premises by 2015.

Latest figures show that over 18,000 homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have already registered their demand for better broadband making our campaign one of the fastest growing in the country.

Much of the support is being generated through the fantastic efforts of more than 80 Broadband Champions, who are busy promoting the campaign locally through leaflets, posters, events, and community websites.

Many parish councils and local councillors are also backing the campaign because good broadband connections are vital for our businesses and communities to thrive, particularly in rural areas, with benefits for health and education too.

So, why not do your bit so that more people can benefit from better broadband?

To find out more, visit www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk, email contact@connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk or call 0345 045 5200

Alison Brown
Head of Business Services
Cambridgeshire ACRE