Warwickshire
Superfast broadband on the way

By IH 20/02 Updated: 20/02 14:28

SUPERFAST broadband is on the way to rural Warwickshire.

County council chiefs have agreed £500,000 towards the £3 million funding required to match £4 million being made available to the region by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), the Government body charged with overseeing the roll-out of superfast broadband across the country. The balance of the match and project funding will be provided by Coventry City Council, Solihull Borough Council and the five districts and boroughs within Warwickshire.

Council spokesman Coun Alan Cockburn, said: “Superfast broadband is an absolutely essential technology for our rural communities and they desperately need a service that is fit for the future.

“Our draft Local Broadband Plan has been submitted and, subject to approval by BDUK, the project team expect to be ready to start the procurement phase of the project by July this year, with roll-out of the enabling infrastructure commencing in 2013.”

Residents and businesses can complete an online surveys at www.cswbroadband.org.uk to provide evidence to help decide where the highest level of demand is, and where the service should be rolled out to.

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