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Government funding is to be used to improve broadband access in four Berwickshire communities, benefitting local businesses.

The £294,075 from the Local Broadband Challenge Fund will be delivered through LEADER, part of the Scotland Rural Development Programme and the Scottish Borders LEADER Local Action Group, and will provide both households and businesses in Cranshaws, Ellemford, Longformacus, Whitsome, Cardrona and Upper Ettrick with a reliable broadband connection.

The region was one of five which successfully bid for funding out of 13 groups that applied.

Councillor Vicky Davidson, Scottish Borders Council's Executive Member for Economic Development, told Berwickshire News: "There is obviously an immediate benefit to the businesses in these areas, but the bid and the investment secured will also keep the Scottish Borders high on the rural broadband agenda, and maintain the case for far greater roll-out of high-speed broadband and creating a competitive environment for business to flourish."

Earlier this week, it was reported by the Scottish Courier that households and businesses in Montrose have gained access to high-speed broadband, after BT upgraded the local telephone network.  

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