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Thousands of homes and businesses in remote areas across Leicestershire could benefit from the extension of the Better Broadband scheme, which helps improve broadband speeds.
The scheme, managed by the county council and funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, has been developed to ensure that everyone is able to access a basic broadband service, of at least 2Mb per second. Applicants can receive £350 to cover the instalment costs.
Nick Rushton, county council leader, said: “Access to an affordable broadband service is vital for communities and businesses to grow and thrive. We’re committed to working with our partners to continue to roll out broadband across the county. I would encourage all residents and businesses, who are currently unable to access higher connection speeds, to check to see if they could benefit from the Better Broadband scheme. Now that it has been extended for a further 12 months, even more people should be able to take advantage of this offer.”