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Every home and business in Cumbria could soon be linked up to a new high-speed broadband network, under County Council plans.

The local government is aiming to provide a minimum connection speed of 10Mb across its jurisdiction by 2015, meaning households in the Lake District National Park could be among those to benefit.

Marie Fallon, the Cumbria County Council's Director of Environment, said it is essential to the area's economy that high-speed broadband is available to those who desire it.

In particular, people living in communities with no broadband access at all must be catered for, she told the Cumberland News.

"Small businesses in tourism, for example, need to be web-enabled so that e-transactions can be made," she said.

The government recently announced that Cumbria will be the location for one of its four upcoming, multi-million pound broadband pilot projects.

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