Lauder campaigns for ultrafast broadband
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to bring superfast broadband to Lauderdale to help the region connect with the rest of the world.
It follows a similar campaign in Innerleithen which was one of the first communities in the country to be connected to the service earlier this year.
Lauderdale Community Council revealed that while most households in the area now have broadband, the increase in uptake means that computer speeds for users continue to decrease.
Now it is urging residents to register their support for the scheme by logging on to the following website - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SOSBroadbandRegistration
Iain Lyle, a member of Lauderdale Community Council, this week said: "Superfast Broadband offers many benefits to all internet users, the ability to upload or download larger files and faster, improve home entertainment with online viewing of TV including streaming of films, aiding education by helping home study amd not least helping businesses through improved data transfer speeds whether for websites or transfer of files.
"At present the broadband service within Lauderdale is functional, however there are no current plans for the Lauderdale exchanges to be upgraded in the near future."
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