Hundreds of residents and businesses in the Isle of Axholme area of Lincolnshire have shown their support for super-fast broadband.
Last year, the local authority held a demand stimulation exercise, which resulted in 825 people demonstrating their interest in upgrading the area's broadband services.
North Lincolnshire Council has been running a campaign on its website to make people aware of the benefits that high-speed internet can bring to the community.
It claims that improved connectivity will save time, improve communication, cut costs and boost credibility in the area.
Currently, just one in three small to medium-sized businesses in the region has a digital presence.
It is likely the council will now bid for funding through the Broadband Delivery UK scheme.
A council spokesman told the Doncaster Free Press: "The broadband rollout will be determined by a series of factors such as local demographics and geography, planning requirements and existing infrastructure. With a project of this size some areas will be planned and enabled before others."
Posted by Craig Roberts