West Sussex County Council has signed a £20m deal with BT. Fibre broadband will be rolled out to about 98% of West Sussex homes and businesses by the start of spring 2016.
BT is contributing £7.6m towards the overall cost of deployment while West Sussex County Council is contributing £6.26m. £6.26m is also coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds.
For further information, visit the West Sussex County Council website.
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:
Connecting Cheshire website
Digital Durham and BT has signed a £24 million contract to bring high-speed fibre broadband to County Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland and Tees Valley.
Digital Durham – a partnership of eight local authorities – has agreed a deal with BT to deliver high-speed fibre broadband to around 94% of premises by the end of 2016.
BT will make a financial contribution of £5.9 million financial contribution, with further contributions of £7.8 million from Durham County Council & Gateshead, £9.1 million from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) and a £1.3 million contribution from public sector partners in Sunderland and Tees Valley.
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