A £12 million contract between Milton Keynes Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and BT has been signed to bring fibre broadband to 91% of premises in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Milton Keynes by spring 2016.
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Of the 33,000 homes to benefit, about 32,000 of these will benefit from speeds of at least 24Mbps.
Funds will be provided from BDUK (£2m), Bedford Borough Council (£0.44m), Central Bedfordshire Council (£1.2m) and Milton Keynes Council (£2.4m). BT will contribute £6.2m.
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