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Good reception for region's businesses for Project Gigabit

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Cambridgeshire and Essex are to be among the first counties to benefit from Project Gigabit, a £5 billion government initiative unveiled last week to provide fast reliable broadband across the UK.

In total, the scheme will involve an extra £210m to help those with slow speeds and £110m to connect up to 7,000 rural GP surgeries, libraries and schools. Richard Tunniclife, CBI East of England director, said: “Business looks forward to a rapid and successful rollout of Project Gigabit and welcomes the transformational impact it can have on communities in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.”

Lloyd Felton, chief executive of County Broadband, which is building full-fibre infrastructure across rural East Anglia, said: “We welcome the government’s flagship ‘Project Gigabit’ to turbocharge the rollout of future-ready full-fibre broadband – including in East Anglia where we’re already making great strides to build world-class digital infrastructure to allow thousands of rural homes and businesses to adapt and thrive post-pandemic. We’re confident of seeing continued enthusiasm among private investors to keep pace with rising demand."

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 March 2021 15:34 )