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A new information pack has been issued to promote the campaign to transform the county’s broadband.
The Digital Derbyshire campaign aims to bring about the country’s biggest broadband improvement by 2015 with a £14.78m investment.
Currently, 180,000 properties in Derbyshire fall inside so-called "white areas”, where internet speeds are less than 2Mbps. The aim of the campaign is to improve the broadband service in all areas of the county.
Councillor Kevin Parkinson, Derbyshire County Council Member for Regeneration, said: "We’ve made it one of our top priorities to deliver better broadband for Derbyshire because modern everyday life is increasingly dependent on it.”
Over 1,400 people have already pledged their support to the scheme online, and Cllr. Parkinson wants more people to do the same.
He added: "We’re working hard to reach our goals but we can’t achieve them alone and it’s vitally important that as many people as possible support the Digital Derbyshire campaign to help us attract further investment and maximise the programme’s success.”
The information packs are available from all Derbyshire County Council libraries, children’s centres and adult education centres.
To pledge support or download an electronic version of the booklet, visit http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/digitalderbyshire