More than half a billion pounds in connectivity investment to benefit businesses

Businesses across the country will benefit from lightning-fast broadband speeds, thanks to more than half a billion pounds’ worth in funding from the UK government. 

This new connectivity will help boost online efficiency and productivity for businesses to pave the way for new opportunities and further economic growth.  

Minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure, Sir John Whittingdale, said: 

“The progress of Project Gigabit this year has seen us take significant strides in delivering modern connectivity throughout the UK. 

In the meantime, businesses are already benefiting from an upgraded gigabit connection. Local residents living in hard-to-reach communities in places such as Staveley in Cumbria, Barnard Castle in Teesdale and Bishop’s Caundle in North Dorset were among the first to get connected this year through the government’s contracts with suppliers in these regions.    

Our commitment to advancing digital infrastructure highlights our dedication to creating a connected and thriving future for all.’’  

The current rollout progress in the UK stands at 79%, and the government is continuing to work at pace with broadband suppliers to achieve 85% coverage by 2025, and then nationwide by 2030. 

Find out if your business location will be directly benefit from the new connectivity investment