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Business broadband grant

May 25, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

£25,000 grant provides ultrafast broadband connection for Shropshire business. Gwaza Ltd will soon become the first business in the Shropshire Council area to benefit from a dedicated grant, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Shropshire Council. The £25,000 … Continue reading »

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: 60-second briefing

March 15, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

What is it?  Connecting Shropshire is a £45m programme to bring faster broadband to all parts of the Shropshire Council area where private companies are not going to provide it as part of their current commercial plans. We invest money … Continue reading »

Airband – first customer connected

February 15, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Airband has announced that the first customer on the Connecting Shropshire project has gone live in Tong, near Shifnal, Shropshire. The project, part of the UK Government’s superfast broadband rollout and supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, is part … Continue reading »

January 2018 update

January 3, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The latest programme update providing information on: Contract 3 update Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme – extended Broadband grants available to eligible businesses To view, please click on the hyperlink title of this post or paste this … 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 »

July 2017 update

July 10, 2017 / 2 comments / Permalink

The latest update providing details of the outcome of the phase 2b procurement is now on the website. To view, please click on the hyperlink title of this post or paste this link into your web browser: /wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170710-Monthly-update-July-2017.pdf

March 2017 newsletter

March 3, 2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The latest newsletter has just been uploaded to the website. To read about what’s been going on in the programme recently, click on the hyperlink title of this post or paste this link into your web browser: /wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170301-Monthly-update-March-2017-1.pdf.

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 »

Public consultation outcome

November 7, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s Public Consultation to determine the State Aid classifications for its Phase 2b procurement closed on 5th September 2016. To find out more about the outcome of the consultation, go to: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/public-consultation-outcome/

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