The internet is transforming the way that people live, work and play. It is driving business innovation and growth, ensuring that people can access services, and is opening up new opportunities for creative learning.
Not all business and communities, however, are able to take advantage of these opportunities. Whilst some urban areas are able access superfast broadband and a range of digital services, other, more rural, areas struggle with the most basic of internet functions.
Investment in broadband
Harborough District Council agreed to provide funding of £530,000 to help bring super-fast broadband to the district's rural areas at the Council meeting held on Monday 3 December 2012.
The money will be used as part of a Leciestershire County Council project to improve broadband access.
Broadband Leciestershire programme
The Broadband Leicestershire programme, led by Leicestershire County Council, is working in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to identify and deliver the connectivity needs of communities, businesses, and public sector organisations.
Harborough District Council is working with Leicestershire County Council and is committed to help ensure broadband is improved, especially within the Harborough District.