Thursday, May 10, 2012

England - DEFRA opens bids from £20 million fund for rural areas

V3 reports that the government has invited remoter parts of England to apply for a share of a £20 million Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). This is intended to help the rollout of superfast broadband services.

Eligible costs include: Capital works; Facilitation and technical support costs; other service establishment costs, but not ongoing maintenance costs.

See also the dedicated DEFRA website.

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