Cambridgeshire: Firms Get Cash Towards Superfast Broadband

8 December 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 8 December 2013, 07:03

Businesses in Cambridgeshire will be helped to afford faster broadband connections, due to £4.5 million extra Government and European funding.

Destination Digital, a new countywide business support scheme, will be launched in January to help hundreds of small and medium sized businesses get better connected so they can increase productivity and create new jobs.

It's part of a project called 'Connecting Cambridgeshire'.

BT is installing fibre optic cables, to enable superfast broadband connections, across the county.

Small and medium sized businesses will be offered support to connect their firms to this new, faster network, with this new government and European cash injection going towards that assistance.

Small and medium sized businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can pre-register their interest in the business support scheme on the Connecting Cambridgeshire website 

Supporting Cambridgeshire Companies

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning, said: "I am delighted that Connecting Cambridgeshire has secured this extra funding, which will boost Cambridgeshire's economy by supporting local businesses and creating opportunities for growth.

We will be launching Destination Digital early next year which will help hundreds of small and medium enterprises across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to achieve better connectivity, be more innovative, adopt broadband-enabled technologies, and boost productivity."