Fibre Broadband For County Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland and Tees Valley

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.

For more information, visit:

Digital Durham website

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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Durham County Council