Wiltshire among the counties to avail superfast broadband
The Department for Culture, Media and Sports has authorized BT Wholesale and Fujitsu to bid for broadband schemes of the government. In fact, they are the only two providers in the field.
The project includes faster broadband for Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Swindon.
Jane Scott of Wiltshire Council is delighted at the development. The project is crucial for the economy of the region. It will bring success to the businesses in the region and encourage outsiders to start business here.
Councilor Garry Perkins of Swindon has also the same opinion. He said that it is heartening that the rural communities are going to reap the harvest.
John Goddard of South Gloucestershire informed that the countyâ€™s economy and growth depend on high speed internet connection and the governmentâ€™s initiative to include the county for broadband upgrade is welcome. South Gloucestershire is an area with plenty of potential.
The two service providers have been asked to submit their proposal at the earliest.
Wiltshire will get Â£4.6 million from the government and the council has to arrange for â‚¤16 million.
The total capital investment for Wiltshire, Swindon and south Gloucestershire will be around Â£23Million.
The award of contract is likely in October, but it depends on the state aid by European Commission to the UK government.
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