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Broadband connections in and around one Surrey village lag so far behind that a campaign has been launched in order to improve services.

Community member Walter Wilcox, a semi-retired communications engineer, presented his case to Ewhurst Parish Council - the village has an old local telephone system which makes speedy broadband connections difficult, reports Get Surrey.

Local MP Anne Milton is supporting the cause, explaining the situation to BT's chairman, while Mr Wilcox intends to engage with the South East England Development Agency.

Mr Wilcox believes new cabinets forming part of a fibre-optic network would be a realistic way of securing an improved connection for villagers, the boxes would cost between £20,000 and £30,000 each, it is said.

"We have got to have some local input," Mr Wilcox told the newspaper. "We will have to raise some money and have a structure so BT Openreach will talk to us."

Kjoma broadband services recently claimed it covered a significant part of Ewhurst with its wireless broadband coverage.

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