A SCHEME to help difficult-to-reach communities in Hampshire get superfast broadband has had £1m pumped into it.
Hampshire County Council has invested £1m into the project. The community match funding scheme applies to locations which will not be covered by the Hampshire Superfast Broadband programme, which is already on track to provide 97.4 per cent of the county with superfast broadband access by 2019
The council will provide up to half of the funding to match money raised by communities, to help connect the remaining 2.6 per cent of communities in areas that are hard to reach.
Councillor Roy Perry, said: “Good broadband access is fundamental – people rely on the internet everyday, whether it’s for banking and shopping, or learning and working from home.”