Newcastle to be ‘one of UK’s first super-connected cities’

Go Digital Newcastle1Newcastle today launched plans to become one of the UK’s in a scheme to boost the city’s economy by a predicted £150 million.

Go Digital Newcastle, a government scheme delivered by Newcastle City Council, will see 97% of Newcastle given access to superfast fibre broadband by 2015, free Wi-Fi in Newcastle city centre, a cloud computing centre, business connection vouchers and a business support programme.

The UK Broadband Impact Study published this year by analysts SQW concluded for every £1 invested in broadband by government the UK economy will benefit by £20.

Council leader Cllr Nick Forbes said: “The economic benefits to the city will be significant and further cement Newcastle’s reputation as an exciting place to live and work.

Go Digital Newcastle will boost the local economy and help create and protect local jobs.”


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