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Residents of East Sussex affected by slow broadband speeds have been urged to register their interest with a new scheme aiming at improving internet access in the area.

East Sussex County Council has launched the Go e-Sussex campaign in a bid to ensure people in the county have access to fast and reliable broadband services.

Currently only three per cent of homes and businesses in East Sussex have access to high-speed broadband of 24Mbps, making it one of the least connected areas in the UK, reports the Eastbourne Herald.

Dennis Hilsdon, a farmer attempting to run a business online, claimed the lack of high-speed access is having a negative impact on his trading capabilities.

"Our internet service is, at best, inconsistent and, at times, non-existent. It's fortunate that we can email and use the internet on our smart phones," he declared.

A similar scheme was recently launched in West Sussex, which also suffers from poor levels of access.

Posted by Craig Roberts