Shropshire

Superfast broadband in Shropshire: Residents urged to register support

Residents in Shropshire are being urged to register their support by the end of May for improved broadband provision.

Shropshire Council is looking for private sector investment to help get superfast broadband installed in rural parts of the county by 2015.

It has allocated £8.2m for the project and a spokesman said "more public support will mean a greater likelihood of securing more external funding".

More than 4,000 have already taken part in the Connecting Shropshire survey .

The aim of the campaign is to ensure that every property has access to a minimum two megabits per second level of broadband within the next three-and-a-half years.

The Conservative-led authority's cabinet member responsible for information and communication technology, Martin Taylor-Smith, said: "Whatever happens, this project will result in better broadband for Shropshire.

"People are starting to get the message. We have now hit the 4,000 mark, but we would love to get a lot more than that."

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