Herefordshire Superfast Internet
Herefordshire broadband initiative secures funding to provide superfast internet to some of the hardest to reach homes and businesses in the area.
19:35 01 October 2018
Superfast broadband internet is coming to some of the hardest to reach homes and businesses in Herefordshire - thanks to Herefordshire Council’s broadband initiative that has recently received £5m of funding from the Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme. The scheme, which is managed by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, will deliver a highly innovative hybrid solution capable of delivering broadband speeds of 100mbps and more to consumers.
Councillor David Harlow, Cabinet member for economy and communications at Herefordshire Council said, “This is another significant milestone for Herefordshire. Currently 85% of Herefordshire can already access superfast broadband as a result of phase 1 of the project and over the next two years, phase 2 will increase superfast coverage to 98%.
Rural Affairs Minister Lord Gardiner said, “It is excellent to see more rural areas such as Herefordshire benefiting from connections to fast and reliable broadband. Rural areas should not be left behind in the connectivity slow lane, missing out on the opportunities high speed broadband can bring. Thousands of residents and businesses in Herefordshire will benefit.