More NewsTreasury to invest GBP 10 million on innovative broadband solutions

Treasury to invest GBP 10 million on innovative broadband solutions

The Treasury is set to invest GBP 10 million worth of funding testing innovative technologies to help deliver superfast broadband services to remote areas across the UK.

The Treasury is set to invest GBP 10 million worth of funding testing innovative technologies to help deliver superfast broadband services to remote areas across the UK. The competitive fund will be available as of 2014, but so far there have been few eligibility criteria released.

The Treasury is specifically looking for ‘innovative solutions’ to deliver services to the ‘difficult to reach’ places in the UK. The statement said: “Options may include enhanced mobile services, new fixed technologies and alternative approaches to structuring financial support, working closely with the communications industry.”

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, said:  “We believe everyone should have access to the opportunities the internet offers. Especially with more and more of our lives and our jobs – perhaps even our democracy – moving online. That’s why we’ve decided to open – as part of this update – a new £10 million competitive fund…which will market-test the kind of bold and inventive solutions that could deliver broadband to the most difficult to reach parts of the UK. No area – no matter how remote – should be left behind.”

 

Related Articles

Public Health England to migrate 5,500 staff to Windows 10 devices

More News Public Health England to migrate 5,500 staff to Windows 10 devices

5m Austin Clark
Six digital projects receive Nesta funding

More News Six digital projects receive Nesta funding

6m Austin Clark
UK local public service redesign showcased to international audience

More News UK local public service redesign showcased to international audience

7m Austin Clark
Details of Digital Charter revealed

Government Technology Details of Digital Charter revealed

9m Austin Clark
Government CIOs to increase spending on cloud, cybersecurity and analytics in 2018

Cloud Computing Government CIOs to increase spending on cloud, cybersecurity and analytics in 2018

9m Austin Clark
UK and France to strengthen links in tech sector and artificial intelligence

More News UK and France to strengthen links in tech sector and artificial intelligence

9m Austin Clark
GDS advertises for digital Brexit leader

More News GDS advertises for digital Brexit leader

9m Austin Clark
Start-up secures £800K Scottish Enterprise R&D funding to tackle late payments

More News Start-up secures £800K Scottish Enterprise R&D funding to tackle late payments

9m Austin Clark