BT has signed a contract for £28.5 million to provide high-speed fibre broadband to around 96% of Cheshire homes and businesses by the end of 2016.
BT is contributing £9m while The Connecting Cheshire Partnership is contributing £1.85m, with a further £4m coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds and £13.6m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The initial survey work will take around eight months, so Connecting Cheshire should be in a position to announce which communities will be included in the first stage of the roll-out around December 2013.
For more information, visit the Connecting Cheshire website by clicking on the link below:
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