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UK govt includes gigabit, fibre projects in GBP 900 mln covid-19 recovery fund

Wednesday 5 August 2020 | 12:08 CET | News
The UK government has included gigabit and fibre projects in its new GBP 900 million Getting Building Fund (GBF). The fund was announced on 4 August and is aimed at boosting jobs, skills and infrastructure in the country. The money will go to those areas facing the biggest economic challenges as a result of the covid-19 pandemic and hopes to help local recovery.

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Companies: CityFibre
Countries: United Kingdom
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