DCMS additional funding for New Forest & Test Valley

Nearly 4,000 homes and businesses in the New Forest and Test Valley will be able to benefit from access to superfast broadband following a successful £1m bid to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Hampshire County Council secured the funding to extend the coverage to some of the county's hardest to reach areas. Now more than 1,700 premises in the New Forest and over 2,000 premises in Test Valley will be able to access superfast broadband.

Areas such as the New Forest and Test Valley have large areas which do not have access to decent broadband speeds.

The investment will allow local communities, that would otherwise miss out on the advantages of an improved Internet connection, to access better broadband speeds. 

This extra funding will allow rural businesses to benefit and will help close the rural and urban divide in broadband coverage.

For details of proposed areas covered by the new funding visit the interactive map and select 'DCMS Additional Funding'.