UK Government adds £14m to broadband pot
“The government has added £14m to previously capped broadband pot that will benefit ten “super-connected” cities over the next three years
The extra cash has been syphoned from an £830m fund for installing fibre optic broadband across the country and was announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport this week.
The ten super-connected cities were chosen last year following a competition and the extra money will be drip-fed over the next three years as the installation work continues.
Each super-connected city will receive a slice of the £114m pie and the breakdown is as follows: Belfast: £13.7m, Birmingham: £10m, Bristol: £11.3m, Cardiff: £11m, Edinburgh: £10.7m, Leeds & Bradford (joint bid): £14.4m, London: £25m, Manchester: £12m, Newcastle: £6m.”
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