Policy12 more UK cities to get fast broadband: George Osborne

12 more UK cities to get fast broadband: George Osborne

In Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, he announced that 12 more UK cities will be sharing GBP 50 million funding for fast broadband services.

12 cities to share GBP 50 million

In Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, he announced that 12 more UK cities will be sharing GBP 50 million funding for fast broadband services, following a GBP 100 million grant given to 10 UK cities earlier.

The 12 cities are: Brighton and Hove, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby, Oxford, Portsmouth, Salford, York, Newport, Aberdeen, Perth and Londonderry.

Osborne has also set a new deadline for the Broadband Development UK programme, which involves distributing £530m of grants to ensure universal broadband coverage and high-speed access for 90% of premises.

Moreover, the chancellor has confirmed plans to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas, with a contract expected to be awarded in spring next year.

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