Analysys Mason helps three more cities get UK Super-Connected Cities funding

(PresseBox) (London, ) Analysys Mason is delighted to have supported the successful super-connected city bids in Cambridge, Coventry and Derry~Londonderry, which were announced by the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in the Autumn Statement yesterday.

Analysys Mason, global specialists in telecoms, media and technology (TMT), provided expert ultra-fast broadband and state aid advice, stakeholder and project management skills to Cambridge City Council, Coventry City Council and Derry City Council for the second round of the UK government's Super-Connected Cities initiative. Matt Yardley, Partner, Analysys Mason, who leads the company's public policy work in broadband, said: "It is very pleasing that our clients have secured a successful outcome - especially given the competitive nature of this round."

27 small cities in the UK were invited to bid for a share of a GBP50 million (EUR62 million) fund that was established to stimulate investment in ultra-fast broadband. 12 cities were successful. This follows the award of GBP114 million (EUR140 million) to the ten largest cities during the first round of the Super-Connected Cities initiative, which was announced in the 2012 Budget. In the first round, Analysys Mason advised the city councils of Belfast, Bristol and London, and helped to secure more than 44% of the total funding available for our clients.

To discuss the Super-Connected Cities initiative and its impact on communities and economies, please contact Kate Brown in our press office (email press@analysysmason.com or telephone +44 845 600 5244) to arrange an interview with one of our experts.

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