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Somerset and Devon broadband to get £2m council investment

An extra investment of £2m to provide superfast broadband across Somerset and Devon by 2017 has been agreed by Somerset County Council.

Both county councils have already put in £10m each and Somerset said this "further commitment" meant it could apply for £22.75m from the government.

Councillor David Hall said the aim was "to deliver superfast broadband to our hardest to reach areas".

The funding application will be decided in September.

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project covers Devon, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.

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