East Sussex County Council has signed a £35.44 million project with BT to bring superfast broadband (offering speeds of at least 24 Mbps) to 96% of homes and businesses in East Sussex by the beginning of summer 2016.
Overall, the project will deliver fibre broadband to 99% of premises.
BT is contributing £9.8m towards the overall cost of deployment while East Sussex County Council is contributing £15m towards the project, with £10.64m coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds.
It is expected that the improved broadband service will start being available in parts of the county towards the end of the 2013.
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