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Shropshire Council adds £1 million to rural broadband scheme

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Extra funding to help rural premises benefit from up to £7,000 for a faster broadband connection is now available in Shropshire.

Shropshire Council has made up to £1 million of additional funding available to ‘top-up’ the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

For homes, the maximum funding per voucher will be £4,000, thanks to an extra £2,500 per voucher from Shropshire Council. Eligible businesses can receive an additional £3,500, bringing the maximum funding per voucher to £7,000. To qualify for the scheme, residents/businesses must be located in a rural area and be unable to get broadband speeds of 100Mbps.

To find out more about the Voucher Scheme, go to: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/gigabit-broadband-voucher-scheme/

To read the full news story, go to: https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/09/rural-broadband-scheme/

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