The Community Fibre Partnership, a joint funding arrangement, has been designed to help communities to provide faster fibre broadband to their homes and businesses.
Scotland could miss out on its original target of rolling out the R100 superfast broadband project by 2021, which is intended to achieve broadband speeds of more than 30Mbps for every home and business in the country.
Over 1.2 million school kids are expected to reap the benefits of enhanced digital classrooms and faster connection speeds courtesy of the partnership between LGfL and Virgin Media Business.
Firms involved in laying high-speed fibre cables for broadband and mobile networks will benefit from greater access to the telegraph poles and underground tunnels of Openreach under the new rules proposed by Ofcom.
The city council will use VXFIBER Open Access platform to support full-fibre broadband connectivity across the city.
Under the scheme, SMBs will get vouchers worth up to £3000 while residents can get vouchers worth £500 to avail faster broadband connectivity.
Funding is part of the £190m initiative to roll out fast and reliable broadband to more homes and businesses.
UK Environment Secretary says funds allocated for EU will be instead used for boosting broadband and mobile connectivity in rural areas to help farmers prosper.
The aim is to allow every home and business to have access to superfast broadband by 2021.
The move could see over 900,000 extra homes and businesses gain access to superfast speeds by the end of 2017.