Chancellor of the Exchequer, had announced the winners of a £150 million fund for ultra-fast broadband scheme. The cities selected were: London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds & Bradford, Newcastle and Manchester. Glasgow did not win.
Services of 80 Mbps would be rolled out in the 10 Super-Connected Cities.
The Guardian reported:
According to the Treasury, by 2015 the money will deliver ultrafast broadband coverage to 1.7m households and 200,000 businesses in high growth areas as well as high-speed wireless broadband for 3 million residents.