West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton is calling on West Midlands businesses and investors to help build a superfast region by applying to the new National Digital Infrastructure Fund (NDIF) launched by the government this week.
As Conservative Consumer and Digital Spokesman a survey he conducted in 2016 found poor broadband speeds in rural and urban areas across the region, and he has worked with constituents blighted by non-existent broadband speeds in a number of surprisingly metropolitan locations.
Speaking on the launch of the NDIF, Mr Dalton commented:
"It is vital we get the message out to West Midlands businesses and investors that this money is out there."
"We all know there is a problem with rural broadband provision but in my experience there are also a lot of urban areas with terrible connectivity, often just metres from high speed connections."
"Until we solve existing broadband shortages our true digital potential cannot be reached. The jobs of the future depend on this."
For further details of the NDIF and who to contact to apply for funds please visit the government website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/billion-pound-connectivity-boost-to-make-buffering-a-thing-of-the-past