The Autumn budget statement announced that Cambridge will be one of 12 cities, which have been selected to have a slice of £50m invested in broadband connections.
The scheme is designed to help to give the local economy a kick by speeding up both commercial and domestic connectivity as well as bringing high speed wireless access throughout the urban area.
Cambridge City Council aim to use the money to help with it's plan to bring fast broadband to the majority of homes and businesses in the county by 2015 through the 'Connecting Cambridgeshire' initiative.
As well as helping local businesses and households, it will also be of benefit to local education, health and wellbeing by ensuring all members of the community can have easy access to digital services and online learning.
"This is great news for Cambridgeshire," said Councillor Ian Bates, Cabinet Member for Growth and Planning.
"The super-connected city plan will allow us to drive forward economic growth and sustain thriving, connected communities in our area, with local business and local authorities working together to achieve sustainable long-term benefits."
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