Superfast broadband reaches 1 million more homes and businesses

Andrew Cleaves, Board Member of GBSLEP responsible for connectivity, said: “Real progress has been made by securing the world-class digital infrastructure that businesses need – with almost £10m of funding committed to improve access to, and take-up of high-speed broadband. “The focus of those schemes is on Birmingham city centre’s Enterprise Zone, and the challenge for us now is to extend top-quality coverage right across the Greater Birmingham & Solihull area. Our Growth Deal sets out our commitment to working with key partners and supporting the Government’s aim of extending coverage to 95% of premises across the country by 2017. Work is already underway to remove the barriers and to ensure that our growing businesses have access to the connectivity they need to deliver the growth upon which our future economic prosperity depends.”

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