Good news for people living in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. On March 8th 2013, Cambridgeshire County Council signed a contract with BT to bring fibre-based broadband to 98% of homes and businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by the end of 2015.
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Superfast speeds of at least 24 Mbps will be available to more than 90% of premises, with a minimum of 2 Mbps to virtually all premises over the next three years.
Completion of the roll out under the contract will mean that 98% of homes and businesses across the county can expect to have access to fibre-based broadband by the end of 2015.
Without the intervention of the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme around a third of premises would not have been able to access faster broadband services.
BT will contribute £16 million to the £45 million project with the rest of the investment coming from Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).
Work on the project will start immediately with the first locations expected to get fibre later in 2013. The three-year roll out will begin with a period of planning and detailed surveying, before BT Openreach starts work on the ground. The project will involve enabling over 100 telephone exchanges and many more street cabinets.
For more information, view the Connecting Cambridgeshire website.
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