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Project farms out broadband cash
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Many government transactions are now carried out online
Farmers in Cornwall are being urged to get broadband internet access to help them run their farms.

Objective One project Actnow has been working with farmers for 18 months. It has connected 350 farms to broadband, surpassing its initial target of 100.

It has now been granted extra money by the regional development agency to increase its support to small holdings.

Actnow said broadband helped make businesses more efficient and improved customer service.

Actnow Project Director Nigel Ashcroft said: "There are all sort of uses of broadband that would benefit farms.

"It's about speed of communication, and about things like Defra putting most of its transactions online."

The Objective One Partnership manages and distributes money granted to the county by the EU to help deprived areas.

The county is eligible to receive the money until 2013.

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