Wiltshire to get improved broadband services

Saturday, June 4th 2011

Wiltshire Council bid for the £4m Government funds has been successful. With this funding, Wiltshire’s households and businesses can enjoy improved broadband services. Wiltshire was among the three communities to receive funds from the government.

Council has already announced an additional £16m to provide better broadband services to more communities and the government’s fund will be a windfall for the community. Digital Inclusion programme of the council have encouraged people to become confident in using online. People within the communities have volunteered to help other people to use online.

John Thomson, the Deputy leader said that the government’s fund will help the businesses and residents of Wiltshire to enjoy better broadband. Fast broadband will help businesses to expand in rural villages and areas, he added. Other councils can bid for the nationwide funding programme. He also congratulated Wiltshire Council for its successful bid.

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