Dorset receives £4.3million to boost rural mobile connectivity

Local Dorset paper, Lyme Online, reported that the Council has been awarded £4.3 million to help understand how rural communities could benefit from next generation mobile connectivity

A consortium of council, local, national and international partners plan to show that mobile infrastructure can be delivered cost effectively and sensitively to benefit rural businesses and communities.

The total cost of the 5G RuralDorset initiative is £6.7 million with the council contributing £150,000. Additional funding will come from industry and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Dorset project is one of seven across the UK to be funded by the Government’s Rural Connected Communities competition over the next two years.

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Lyme Online - Dorset receives £4.3million to boost rural mobile connectivity


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