Autumn Statement: More UK cities to get superfast broadband

5 December 2012

Twelve more UK cities are to get superfast fibre optic broadband, funded by £50 million of government investment, according to George Osborne's Autumn Statement.

Under the scheme, homes and businesses will benefit from broadband speeds of up to 100 megabytes (MB) per second.

How the funding will be divided between the newly announced cites has not yet been revealed but all superfast networks are due to be completed by 2015.

The added cities include Aberdeen, Brighton and Hove, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby, Derry-Londonderry, Newport, Oxford, Perth, Portsmouth, Salford and York.

Today's announcement adds to the programme launched in September that saw 10 major UK cities awarded a share of £114 million to finance city-wide superfast broadband.

Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Newcastle will also receive funding through the programme.

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