Cheshire East Council is to receive a share of £7.25m of funding to roll-out faster broadband

Cheshire East Council is to receive a share of £7.25m of funding to roll-out faster broadband in the borough.

The investment – over the next three years – is the fourth phase of the ‘Connecting Cheshire’ project and will target rural areas in Cheshire where broadband speeds are still low.

Council bosses say the ‘Digital 2020’, project will focus on reaching premises in rural broadband black spots, a digital business support package for small businesses using e-commerce, cloud computing and a broadband connection voucher scheme for businesses.

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