Derbyshire County Council has signed a £27.67 million contract to bring fibre broadband to more than 95% of homes and businesses in Derbyshire by the end of 2016.
BT is contributing £12.87m to the project while Derbyshire County Council is contributing £4.9m. A further £7.4m is coming from the Government’s BDUK funds as well as £2.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
BT Openreach will now begin the work on the ground with engineers surveying locations around the county and analysing the best way to roll out the network. There will be a phased approach to the roll-out, with the first areas predicted to be upgraded in 2014.
For more information, visit the Digital Derbyshire website.
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