Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Glasgow loses and Edinburgh wins in bids for HMG funding for broadband

STV reported on the the Budget speech of George Osborne PC MP,
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.

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