Multi-million pound investment for Shropshire broadband

Thursday, December 4th 2014
A scheme to boost superfast broadband connectivity in Shropshire is set to benefit from new funding.
Multi-million pound investment for Shropshire broadband
A new broadband rollout scheme is set to benefit the residents of Shropshire in the coming months.

Local publication the Shropshire Star reports Connecting Shropshire has been granted government funding of £11.38 million for the provision of new superfast connectivity for the county, while the organisation has also placed a bid for a further £7.5 million with the Marshes Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Council Chief Executive Clive Wright told the news provider: "We are asking the LEP to provide the match funding and are optimistic that there will be a positive announcement."

He added that this funding will enable to the project move ahead at full steam, with the delivery of superfast broadband a top priority for the local area.

To date, more than 300 km of fibre optic cabling has been laid across the county by Connecting Shropshire, but this latest investment will serve to considerably increase the breadth of superfast connectivity for local residents in the years ahead.

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