Voucher scheme to go superfast

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BUSINESSES in Leeds and Bradford are to benefit from a £10m share of the Government’s £100m ‘superconnected cities’ programme, which is designed to boost productivity.

‘Connection vouchers’ worth up to £3,000 will be available through the programme to businesses in the two cities to cover the installation costs of upgrading to a superfast or business grade broadband connection.

The programme is being launched in 22 cities nationwide during ‘Small Business Saturday’, an initiative to support smaller, independent businesses throughout the UK, on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said: “The broadband market is moving at an incredible pace. Today, businesses expect and demand faster and faster broadband to compete in the global race. Connection vouchers will be an important tool for cities in helping to address that demand, and Government has now allocated up to £100m to provide a digital boost to superconnected cities like Leeds and Bradford.”

For more information visit www.superfastwestyorkshire.co.uk