Leicestershire County Council has signed a £16.9 million contract with BT to bring fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses in Leicestershire by the end of March 2016.
Leicestershire County Council is investing £4.1 million as part of the deal, with £3.3 million from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds and £1.23 million from the European Union. BT is contributing £8.3 million to the project.
BT Openreach will start survey work in the autumn and the first locations to be upgraded will be announced early in 2014.
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