East Anglia: ‘Digital divide’ campaign stands united in broadband pilot bid
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Business leaders lobbying for Government to tackle the ‘digital divide’ which plagues rural firms in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire took their campaign to Westminster on Monday.
The group said the meeting with Minister for the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey was positive, and they are due to get back to him with additional information today.
The group urged him to consider a pilot project in East Anglia to offer improved broadband through satellite and wireless technologies. They want a tailored system that will reach the last 5 to 10% of the population which will miss out on faster broadband roll-out.
Clarke Willis of Anglia Farmers said the minister received most of their proposals “positively and enthusiastically”.