Belfast Plans 1Gbps Broadband Network

Belfast’s City Council has been guaranteed £6m of the UK government’s £100m Urban Broadband Fund, but could receive up to £13.7m if the Government approves its plans.

In November last year, the government first unveiled its plans for connnected cities. They saw ten cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow, are eligible to compete for high-speed broadband funding, according to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport compete for part of the £100m Urban Broadband Fund (UBF) from the government to build out high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

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