Budget 2012: Digital and creative industries bolstered

MANCHESTER has gained the biggest share of a £100m pot for ultra-fast broadband, the chancellor announced.

The city secured £12m for the rollout of an ultrafast broadband network, which it plans to use to roll out to 11,000 businesses and 224,000 homes. High-speed wireless connections will also be installed across key public areas and along major transport corridors.

Manchester's project is also aimed at improving connectivity in areas such as Wythenshawe and East Manchester, where broa... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...