The Argus is backing Green MP Caroline Lucas's Let Brighton Bid campaign to gain ultra-fast broadband for the city.

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has announced that 14 cities across the UK are being targeted for the ultra-fast broadband project.

The four capitals – London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast – will automatically qualify, with the rest being chosen through a competition. This is currently open to cities that have more than 150,000 dwellings.

But the MP for Brighton Pavilion said that the importance of Brighton and Hove’s flourishing digital sector to the local economy makes it an ideal candidate for the scheme – and that its 125,000 dwellings put it very close to the threshold.

Let Brighton Bid: MP's campaign for superfast broadband.

Brighton business leaders say ultra fast link is essential.

Next generation broadband key to Brighton's success.

Already a digital city, we have more potential than almost anyone.

Add your voice to Let Brighton Bid by completing the form below.

The Argus is sending all responses supporting the campaign to the culture secretary in a bid to boost the city's connectivity.

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