European cash for better broadband in Nottinghamshire

Plans to start superfast broadband speeds to bolster industry could go further and faster after Nottinghamshire County Council got an extra £2.7m in European funding for the Nottinghamshire Broadband Plan.

The European Regional Development Fund money will benefit business premises which have little or no broadband access at the moment.

It increases the overall public sector investment in superfast broadband in Notts to £10.5m.

The extra funding will most likely mean the Nottinghamshire Broadband Plan will now exceed the Government’s national target for 90% of premises to have access to superfast broadband speeds by the end of 2015.