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Residents in the Lincolnshire Wolds are being asked to throw their support behind a campaign for better broadband speeds.

Lincolnshire County Council is expected to submit a bid to Broadband Delivery UK for around £20 million of funding from the £530 million government broadband budget next month.

It plans to use the cash to provide fibre to the cabinet technology (FTTC) to homes and businesses throughout Lincolnshire.

Speaking to This is Lincolnshire, the council's Head of Enterprise, Justin Brown, said: "We want the county to have first-class broadband. This isn't a luxury – it's vital to the growth of businesses, to the ability of local residents to access services, and to young people so they can download learning materials."

He added that the FTTC project will provide around 85 to 90 per cent of properties with a broadband speed boost.

Earlier this month, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt sent a letter to MPs admitting that the £530 million rural broadband fund will not be sufficient to ensure a nationwide rollout of 2Mb internet services.  

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