Better broadband campaign

BOSTON is lagging behind its neighbours in a campaign to try to get superfast broadband – and borough council bosses are urging residents to sign up.

So far, 211 registrations have been received by the onlincolnshire campaign from this area – compared with 426 from East Lindsey, 333 from North Kesteven, 343 from South Kesteven and 431 from West Lindsey.

The numbers could influence who gets faster internet speeds first.

In the Boston area, 86 registrations have come from the town and 35 from Fishtoft. There is just one registration each for Fosdyke, Leverton and Wigtoft.

To show demand for faster broadband speeds in the Boston visit www.onlincolnshire.org and click “register your interest”.

You can register at a library or by calling Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 782066.

Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire, a county councillor and joint deputy leader of the borough council, for which he is IT portfolio holder, has worked with East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin to raise Boston’s profile to try to bring fibre-optic technology here.

He said a Government cash injection for superfast broadband would act as a catalyst for private sector investment as well as boosting the public sector and private users.