Council commits to boosting broadband across Lincolnshire

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THE district council says it is committed to investing more than £500,000 in a county-wide programme to improve broadband connections in Lincolnshire.

South Kesteven District Council says it has made improving broadband for people a priority.

Coun Frances Cartwright said: “We want to increase the number of rural areas that have broadband areas and eradicate the white spots.”

Lincolnshire has one of the poorest broadband connections in the UK and only two of the county’s 125 exchanges are set for an upgrade to fibre optics in the near future.

Coun Cartwright said: “Without improved internet access, the prospect of supporting entrepreneurs and attracting new business is challenging.”