Speeding up plans for city broadband

A MOVE to make high-speed broadband available to 90 per cent of Capital residents and businesses by 2015 has been submitted to the UK 

The city council is set to receive funding worth between £8 million and £11m for its Connected Capital project, part of Westminster’s £100m Urban Broadband scheme.

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It will include enhanced wireless zones in key streets, squares and parks, with the council also contributing £1.9m. Councillor Alasdair Rankin, finance and resources committee convener, said: “Edinburgh is fast moving towards becoming a super-
connected city.

“This funding will help the city to attract new jobs and investment, help unemployed people into work or learning and will greatly enhance our offering as a digitally inclusive city.”