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Support for superfast broadband in Lincolnshire is looking strong after more than 10,000 people signed up to a petition suggesting that an improvement in internet speeds is needed across the county.

The council plans to replace poor ADSL connections with superfast ones in 90 per cent of homes by 2015.

Councillor Kelly Smith, executive member for finance and HR, told the Horncastle News that the benefits of superfast broadband are numerous.

"Good broadband is vital for business growth, for all residents accessing services and for young people looking to download learning materials," she declared.

The council is investing around £10 million in the project, with £4 million of additional funding coming from district authorities and £300,000 from the European Regional Development Fund.

A digital conference planned for March 13th has been set up to teach Lincolnshire businesses how to benefit from the internet, with digital specialists CDI Alliance offering support, according to the Lincolnshire Echo.

Posted by Justin McKenzie