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A frustrated IT worker is leading a campaign for improved broadband services in Bourne.

Bret Whitcombe, 36, is urging local people to sign a petition, as he aims to persuade BT to install fibre broadband in the Lincolnshire market town.

Residents and businesses currently have to contend with slow download speeds, limiting their ability to take advantage of more advanced web services.

"The internet connection in Bourne is horrendous and not a good service at all," Mr Whitcombe stated.

"We don't appear to be on the radar for BT to roll out faster broadband to us this year or next – or even 2013."

He said that slow broadband speeds are a problem both at home and at work, adding that an upgraded connection would be "fantastic".

Faster broadband would improve productivity for businesses, schools and people at home, the IT professional claimed.

Under government plans, every community in the UK should have access to 2Mb broadband by 2015.

The Con-Lib coalition is also aiming for widespread 25Mb broadband by 2017, although households and businesses outside of major urban areas are unlikely to receive access to super-fast downloads.

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