Birmingham businesses can pick up grants of up to £3,000 each to install faster broadband connections following the award of a £2.29 million European grant to the city.
The European Regional Development Fund grant follows a £6.75 million handout from the Government’s Urban Broadband Fund announced late last year, meaning more than 2,800 businesses can benefit from the new Birmingham Connectivity Voucher Scheme.
Under the scheme they can apply for the first £3,000 of the connection cost for a high speed internet connection.
Coun James McKay said: “Birmingham was often referred to as the city of a thousand trades, and we have digital firms that are doing tremendous work at the moment – with the right support from schemes such as this, we realising Birmingham’s potential as the city of a thousand digital trades.”
He said this would be a boost to economic growth and innovation in the city.