Connectivity in Birmingham is set to move up a gear, with Birmingham City Council rolling out gigabit-capable broadband across its housing stock.
Councillor Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods at Birmingham City Council said:
“Having access to online services should be a basic right for every citizen. The pandemic showed how important it is to be able to stay in touch with loved ones and access online services during the lockdown. It highlighted that some of our most vulnerable citizens lacked access to essential computer devices and the data packages needed to support them in their day to day living. So, we welcome this investment from Hyperoptic as it provides an opportunity for our tenants to gain access to affordable connectivity.”
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