Firms backing Louth and Mablethorpe area broadband bid

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FIRMS in the Louth and 
Mablethorpe area are throwing 
their weight behind a renewed bid 
to improve broadband in 
Lincolnshire.

The Broadband Means 
Business campaign, launched at 
last month’s Lincolnshire Show, has so far seen 239 firms register at www.onLincolnshire.org, taking the total to 784.

Lincolnshire Chamber of 
Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) are spearheading the campaign on behalf of 
Lincolnshire County Council.

The initiative is part of LCC’s Lincolnshire Broadband Plan, which aims to bring next-generation broadband (a minimum of 24Mbps) to 90 per cent of county premises and a guarantee of at least 2Mbps by 2015.

Simon Beardsley, of 
Lincolnshire Chamber of 
Commerce, said: “It’s very 
encouraging that we’ve had 
hundreds of sign-ups across 
Lincolnshire at this early stage 
and it sends a clear message – we want better broadband in 
Lincolnshire.

“Businesses operating in areas like Louth and seaside resorts like Mablethorpe will become ever more in need of fast and reliable internet connection as the world moves forward to a more digital age.

“Tourists will want to be able to check out attraction websites, hotels and the general area to help plan their trip and those in the industry without a good connection will lose out.

“I would urge all firms in Louth and Mablethorpe to sign up to the campaign.”