A campaign to bring faster broadband cables to Peterborough is continuing to gather pace, it has been claimed
Speaking at a Peterborough City Council committee meeting, ICT and Transactional Services Partnership manager Richard Godfrey noted the number of people from the region signing a petition to bring the improved connection has risen from 700 to more than 1,150 in recent months, the Peterborough Telegraph reports.
Paul Stevenette of Peterborough City Council said the city's residents want to be the trailblazers for the government's plan to have high-speed internet in place by 2014.
He stated: "Everyone should have the best connection speed and it is unfair that one person should get a better broadband than the other."
A decision on whether or not the region will benefit from the rollout will not be made until nearer the end of the year, as network providers need time to consider if an investment will be worth their while.
Posted by Ronnie Gray