Bradford submits case for super-fast broadband
A full business case for super-fast broadband funding has been developed and sent off by Bradford City Council, with a cash investment of between £10 million and £15 million requested.
Bradford and Leeds have already been accepted on to the Super Connected Cities programme, and will hear shortly if their full application has been successful.
The scheme would bring speeds of around 100Mbps to the area, reports the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
Some £22 million of private sector investment will be needed alongside the government funds, with a bid to the European Regional Development Fund also expected.
Bradford Council's assistant director for information and customer services David Cawthray said: "We are looking at the core area to be from the boundary with Leeds, the transport corridor into Bradford, the city centre and out towards Shipley."
Leeds & Bradford were among a handful of non-capital UK cities to be selected to take part in the Super Connected Cities programme, with counterparts including Birmingham and Bristol.
It is hoped the funding made available will help drive business growth and economic expansion in these areas.