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Residents of Staffordshire have been urged to fill out a broadband survey aimed at finding out which parts of the county need further investment to improve poor ADSL connections and provide better internet infrastructure.

Cabinet member for environment and assets Mark Winnington said giving details to the online study will help ensure broadband improvements are focused on the areas that need them most.

"We see broadband access as essential as road and rail in terms of improving opportunities and prosperity," the councillor told the Staffordshire Newsletter.

The aim is for 90 per cent of Staffordshire to be able to access superfast broadband by 2015, improving business prospects across the region. This will involve an investment of £7.44 million from the council, supplied by a mix of grants and private sector funding.

A disappointing 1,750 people responded to the last survey, with the local executive hoping for a bigger take-up at this time of asking.

Posted by Mark Wynn