Cash to aid rural access

Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands is investing £5m to ensure every household and business in its region has...

Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands is investing £5m to ensure every household and business in its region has access to broadband by 2007.

About 97% of the region will have broadband access by the end of the year, up from 70% in June 2003, when Advantage West Midlands launched its first campaign to boost availability.

Although Advantage West Midlands has had a lot of success, some rural areas could have had to wait many years before getting access, according to a spokesman for the agency. "This project will plug the gaps," he said.

"Broadband is now just as important to business as telephones, water and electricity," the spokesman added.

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