Updated: Tuesday, 21st October 2014 @ 6:43pm

Budget 2012: Chancellor names Manchester as one of ten British cities to receive superfast broadband funding

Budget 2012: Chancellor names Manchester as one of ten British cities to receive superfast broadband funding

By Mancunian Matters staff

Manchester was named in the budget today as one of the ten British cities to receive funding for ultra fast broadband.

Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement during his 2012 budget speech this afternoon.

The news comes as part of the Chancellor's aim for 90 percent of the population having access to superfast broadband.

He said: “Two years ago Britain had some of the slowest broadband speeds in Europe; today our plans will deliver some of the fastest.”

Manchester was named alongside nine of Britain’s other major cities: Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle and London.

More news on how the budget will affect Manchester to follow.

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