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Scrapped - £16.5m Welsh BB Plan

Posted: 01st Jun, 2004 By: MarkJ
The Welsh Assembly has scrapped a £16.5m plan to help people in 100 deprived urban and rural communities get online with broadband. Having been active for two years the scheme had failed to setup a single project:

Welsh Nationalists in the assembly condemned the scrapping of the scheme. They were particularly concerned because it was a major element in the Welsh Assembly's Online Wales strategy.

Plaid Cymru Euro MP Jill Evans said the project had been axed, at the expense of communities that needed help, because the Labour-led assembly government was "hard-pressed" to find the matching funding needed to get EC investment.


The Computer Weekly item notes that the funds will now be directed to other IT projects.
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