Businesses and communities in Devon are set to benefit after the Government gave the green light for a multi-million pound public and private sector investment in super-fast broadband.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that the Government was backing a joint bid led by Devon and Somerset County Councils to help the rollout of super-fast broadband across rural areas.
The Devon and Somerset bid, with support from Plymouth, North Somerset and Torbay Councils, was one of only three to get the go ahead from the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Unit.
Devon and Somerset are to receive a £30m share of £50m funding, which was allocated today. The other successful bids are from Wiltshire and Norfolk.