North Shropshire Superfast Broadband
Marches and Gloucestershire Viable Clusters Broadband Project to bring superfast broadband to additional 650 homes and businesses in North Shropshire.
15:15 28 September 2018
Marches and Gloucestershire Viable Clusters Broadband Project, a project that is wholly subsidized by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, is set to bring superfast broadband to additional 650 homes and businesses in North Shropshire. It will be administered by the Herefordshire Council on behalf of Shropshire Council and other councils.
Airband is set to be awarded the £1.4million contract to provide the service to rural areas around Ellesmere and Oswestry over the next two years.
Nic Laurens, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for broadband, said: “Superfast broadband is essential for operating in today’s economy. It enables a business to connect with their customers, opens up new markets, and creates new jobs for local residents. I’m delighted that this additional investment will bring increased broadband speeds to businesses and local residents in areas that might have missed out otherwise.”