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Government introduce a Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

April 25, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In the Spring Statement, the government committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment, a £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme was announced. Gigabit broadband vouchers can be used by small and medium-sized businesses, … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire announces £11.2m broadband contract

July 11, 2017 / 3 comments / Permalink

On Monday 10 July 2017, Connecting Shropshire announced that Airband Community Internet Ltd will be the delivery partner for the next phase of Shropshire Council’s superfast broadband programme. Since 2002, Airband has been providing high-speed wireless broadband access to rural … Continue reading »

Bids invited for Phase 2b of the Connecting Shropshire broadband programme

November 15, 2016 / 26 comments / Permalink

Moves to bring superfast broadband to even more people in the county have been announced by Shropshire Council. The authority is inviting bids from telecoms suppliers for the third phase of a major project to boost connectivity for residents and … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire endorses alternate solutions for faster broadband

September 21, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Eligible homes and businesses in Shropshire have access to a subsidised broadband installation. The Scheme is part of Shropshire Council’s Connecting Shropshire programme and is supported by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK). The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme subsidises by up to … Continue reading »

£146,000 funding sees Women and Broadband project continue

July 24, 2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

£146,000 has been made available to allow the continued delivery of the Women and Broadband project after Connecting Shropshire, Superfast Staffordshire, and Superfast Telford, successfully bid for funding from Broadband Delivery UK and the Government Equalities Office. Women in Rural … Continue reading »

New £5.6m deal will deliver superfast fibre broadband boost for thousands more Shropshire Homes and Businesses

June 3, 2015 / 4 comments / Permalink

Around 4,000 more homes and businesses across Shropshire will be able to receive high-speed fibre broadband following an additional £5.6 million of funding announced today. The latest funding will extend the Connecting Shropshire roll-out which began connecting the first homes … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire phase 2 procurement underway with further funding confirmed

January 30, 2015 / 4 comments / Permalink

In February 2014, Shropshire Council was allocated £11.38m as part of the Government’s commitment to improve broadband nationally and to provide access to superfast speeds for at least 90%[1] of premises in the Shropshire Council area by 2017. The funding … Continue reading »

Women and broadband project

September 9, 2014 / 4 comments / Permalink

£75,000 has been made available to Shropshire Council after Connecting Shropshire made a successful bid for funding from Broadband Delivery UK and the Government Equalities Office. The grant is to run a Women and Broadband project in the Shropshire Council area … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire secures additional funding for fibre broadband roll-out

April 7, 2014 / 37 comments / Permalink

A further £1,454,257 has been awarded to Connecting Shropshire by the government to provide over 1,000 additional rural premises with access to faster fibre broadband. This extra coverage will be provided under an extension to the current Connecting Shropshire programme … Continue reading »

£24.6m deal signed to bring faster broadband evolution to Shropshire

March 27, 2013 / 21 comments / Permalink

High-speed fibre broadband is set to become available to more than 90 per cent of Shropshire homes and businesses within the next three years as a result of a multi-million pound partnership project between Shropshire Council and BT. The Connecting … Continue reading »