Derbyshire Labour has secured £2.5m in funding from the European Regional Development Fund to improve broadband services in the county.
The funding is great news for jobs and businesses across the county and funding will reduce costs for the council and Derbyshire taxpayers.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport said:
“This is great news in our campaign for a Fair Deal for Derbyshire. The Tory government has not got a plan for jobs in Derbyshire and has only succeeded in taking away our work, hitting us with the bedroom tax and raising living costs.
By winning £2.5m in funding we can support small and medium sized businesses who struggle with little or no broadband.
This is as important as good rail and road networks for our businesses and it will mean Derbyshire is a better location for people wanting to invest and create the jobs we desperately need.
This is good for jobs, good for growth and good for skills.”