Broadband update

hampshire broadband project 50pcAn additional £1m to extend superfast broadband coverage to Hampshire’s hardest to reach areas!

Hampshire has won a further £1M plus funding from Government to help extend superfast broadband across the county. This extra money is to explore innovative solutions for superfast broadband that could fill the gaps in some of the more remote areas of the county.

The £1.2M funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport provides a boost for the County Council’s commitment to ensure that as many of Hampshire’s homes and business as possible have access to superfast broadband and recognises the Council’s willingness to work with partners in support of this goal.

Hampshire’s was one of only eight successful bids made by private sector suppliers to use money from the Government’s £10m Broadband Innovation Fund to explore ways to take superfast broadband to the more remote and hard to reach places in the country – by testing a range of innovative hybrid engineering techniques.

Hampshire’s Superfast Broadband programme is already on track to support the rollout of superfast broadband to at least 95 per cent of the County by 2017, and this additional funding, for a substantial trial, means that coverage could be extended even further.

The company that has been awarded the £1.2 million is Call Flow.

More information on the Innovation Fund

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