Rural area to get internet boost

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Rural areas across Nottinghamshire with no or limited broadband internet are to receive £4.25m to boost the network.

The money, from the Government’s £530m Broadband Delivery UK programme, will be spent on the improving the network to encourage service providers to invest in improvements.

The county’s chamber of commerce has welcomed the move.

Chief executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce George Cowcher said: “Superfast broadband will benefit everyone in the region and will be a major selling point for businesses and organisations looking to relocate to the East Midlands.

“However, there are other issues which local authorities and Government need to address in order to encourage investment and create the right environment for private sector growth.”