John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle, is pushing for the city to be included in the 'Super Connected Cities' programme.
He's writing to John Whittingdale, the new Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to ask for Carlisle to be accepted onto the programme.
It would make it easier for small and medium businesses to apply for government funding for broadband.
Poor connectivity has often been cited as a problem for businesses throughout Cumbria.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has revealed its plan to boost the region's economy over the next five years.
But as Hannah McNulty found out, some businesses feel the Broadband connectivity in the county just isn't up to scratch:
Businesses, which were left without access to phones and the internet, say they will be seeking compensation for lost trade.
People in the Cumbrian village of Stainton were left without the services for seven days because of a power cut. They were reconnected yesterday. Paul Crone has the story.
Homes and businesses in Stainburn, Workington, have been given temporary Broadband and phone access, after seven power cables were accidentally cut last Friday.
Around 300 fault reports were sent to BT Openreach, and many people were without services for almost a week:
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Homes in part of Stainburn, in Workington have had no broadband or phone lines for almost a week after underground cables were accidentally damaged.
It's thought around 70 people are affected, including local businesses. Openreach maintains the local network and says the damage was caused by a separate contractor but that it's now checking out what repairs are needed.
The roll out of superfast broadband is now in full swing across Cumbria, with a project to build a fibre network around the County ahead of schedule.
Connecting Cumbria will connect 93% of homes and businesses in the region with superfast broadband by December 2015. So far more than 66% have been connected.
Elsewhere in Cumbria, BT's engineers are working to deliver fibre to areas including Orton, Pooley Bridge, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, Shap and Glenridding in 2015.
A small village in Cumbria is at the centre of a world first in mobile phone and broadband technology. Sebergham, near Wigton, is taking part in a trial of a brand new system aimed at trying to connect remote rural areas.
The new technology works via a series of small mobile antennas and, if successful, should allow all the homes and businesses to receive a mobile phone signal and access to much faster broadband.
Mal Hilton, the Chairman of Northern Fells Broadband, has been telling ITV Border more about the scheme.
A Cumbrian village has trialled a world first in mobile and broadband technology which will provide reliable services to rural areas.
Households and businesses in Sebergham near Penrith are all benefiting from the experiment.
Cumbria is celebrating its first year since introducing high speed internet to the county.
The project Connecting Cumbria switched on the service at the village of Yanwath near Penrith last year.
The project hopes 93 percent of Cumbrian houses will have access to the service by the end of 2015.