– Councillor Simon Geraghty, Worcestershire County Council
This investment is vital to our county's future economy, as increased broadband speeds will support and boost the competitiveness of our local businesses, keep skills and job prospects local, and provide yet another reason for businesses to come to Worcestershire.
Over 90% of Worcestershire homes and businesses are to be connected to high-speed fibre broadband within the next three years.
It is part of an initiative by Worcestershire County Council, who are investing up to £8.5million, and BT, which is expected to contribute up to £8.9million.
A further £3.35million will come from the Government’s ‘Broadband Delivery UK’ funds.