John Stevenson MP for Carlisle is writing to the new Secretary of State at DCMS, John Whittingdale regarding the possibility of Carlisle becoming part of ‘Super Connected Cities’ programme.
This would allow SMEs in Carlisle to tap into Government funding for broadband if Carlisle is accepted onto the programme.
John said ‘Over the past five years in Government, the areas surrounding Carlisle have benefitted greatly from the rural broadband initiative that the Government has been encouraging. Carlisle is home to many SMEs and I do not want them to be disadvantaged. We have to ensure that there are ‘good’ broadband connections in our City, especially connecting to our Industrial Sites such as Kingstown and Rosehill.
I have written to the Minister with the support of local businesses asking if he would consider including Carlisle in the Super Connected Cities programme. We have a good case to make and the outcomes could be quite significant.’