Monday, August 20, 2012

Perth & Kinross - £31 million plan for broadband to be approved, mostly funded by HMG

The BBC reports that Perth and Kinross Council is set approve a broadband plan.
Rolling out the high speed service is expected to cost £31.2m.

The council expects at least 25% of the funding to come from the private sector, with the rest being provided by the UK and Scottish governments.

The plan aims to give everyone in Perth and Kinross the best possible access to broadband where there is currently poor or no access, and provide access to a service of at least 20mbps by 2020.

The council wants to bid for funding for Perth under the "super-connected cities" programme of HM Treasury, but may be too small for that.

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